Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

#34 Paul Walker

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Born: September 12th, 1973

Died: November 30th, 2013

Age at death: 40

Cause of death: Injuries sustained from single-vehicle collision

Actor Paul Walker died as a passenger in a single-car crash alongside friend and driver Roger Rodas. Rodas was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees subsequently catching fire to the vehicle. Walker died from the combined effects of trauma and burns. His body and that of Rodas’ were both burned beyond recognition. The investigation concluded that the car’s speed – between 80 mph (130 km/h) and 93 mph (150 km/h) – and age of the tires were the primary reasons for the crash.

Walker was best known for playing Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. His other notable acting credits include the road thriller Joy Ride, survival drama Eight Below, war film Flags of Our Fathers, and heist film Takers.

Interesting facts about BTS
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