obitoftheday says: I've found TMZ to be pretty accurate in this area of their coverage. Obviously a second confirming is necessary but I don't remember the last time they got it wrong on a death. (This is when you then link to 37 error-ridden TMZ death notices.)
» SFB says: I agree with you (they scooped everyone on Michael Jackson, for example), but FWIW, they did inaccurately claim that Lil’ Wayne was getting his “last rites” eight months ago. Better safe than sorry. — Ernie @ SFB
21:44 // 1 week ago
Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious" movies — died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned.
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.
Being that this is info from TMZ, we’re waiting to see more confirmation, but obviously we’re watching for more info.
EDIT: A few people have pointed out this link, but I can’t independently confirm it because the site’s down. Jalopnik has a press release on there being a crash, but names have not been released.
SECOND EDIT: His rep is now confirming that Walker did in fact die today.
21:34 // 1 week ago
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22:48 // 2 years ago