Paul Walker, the tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed heartthrob who became an international star with "The Fast & the Furious" movie franchise, has reportedly died in a fiery car collision in Southern California. He was 40 years old.
CBS Los Angeles reports that two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. TMZ was the first to report that Walker crashed a Porsche GT he was test driving. The identity of the second passenger is not yet known.
Walker stared in all but the third installment of the "Fast & Furious" movies, including the seventh chapter which is still in production and scheduled for release next summer. He also appeared in "Pleasantville," "Varsity Blues," and "Flags of our Fathers."
More as the story develops.