Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car crash Saturday afternoon when his friend lost control of a Porsche GT and collided with a street light.
The star's representatives and official Facebook page confirmed his death yesterday.
Walker, 40, was a passenger in the high-powered super-car when it spun out of control in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, at 3:30pm.
The LA County Sheriff's department has confirmed that two people died in a collision, but no names have yet been released.
However, representatives for the actor have confirmed that Paul Walker, who is survived by a 15-year-old daughter, was one of the two men who died this afternoon.
'It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide,' reads a Facebook update on Walker's official page.
'He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW.'
Walker was an investor in the Always Evolving auto shop in Valencia, California and was in the area for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort.
While at the event, Walker and an as-yet unnamed friend decided to take a Porsche GT out for a spin, before the driver allegedly lost control and spun into the light pole.
Witnesses at the crash scene posted video of the site on YouTube, showing debris from the crash and emergency workers cordoning off the area.
Photographs from the scene show a completely wrecked, burnt out shell of a car.
Friends of the star told a local newspaper that they 'went through fire extinguishers' in a futile bid to fight the blaze that engulfed the car after the crash.
'We all ran around and jumped in cars and grabbed fire extinguishers and immediately went to the vehicle. It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing. They were trapped. Employees, friends of the shop. We tried. We tried.' Antonio Holmes told the Santa Clarita Signal.
Friends at the scene said that Walker and his friend were taking the Porsche out for a joyride.
'Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts... We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help,' said Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker.
'When we saw Paul and Roger leave, Paul was the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers.
'This was just a tragic accident that happened on a joyride,' said witness Jim Torp of Santa Clarita.