The single vehicle car crash occurred yesterday around 3:30pm in Valencia, CA. By the time deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the scene they found the vehicle engulfed in flames and pronounced two people dead at the scene. Paul was a passenger in the Porsche GT with his friend and business partner Roger Rodas when the car crashed into a tree or pole.
Paul was attending a charity event to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. Entrepreneur Bill Townsend was at the event that afternoon and took this picture with Paul which he posted on his Facebook account.
The tragic news was confirmed on Paul’s Twitter account yesterday:
Universal Pictures, the Fast & Furious studio released this statement on the sad news: ”All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the ‘Fast and Furious’ films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”
Just a few days ago, Paul shared this photo from the set of Fast & Furious 7 which is due in theaters next year: