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A tragic accident has claimed the life of famous actor, Paul Walker. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, both lost their lives in the accident. Well known for his roles in the Fast and Furious Movie Series, Walker (age 40), and  Roger Rodus died in a fiery crash in Santa Clarita, CA around 3:30 pm on November 30.

Multiple reports were posted online about the accident.  Many comments indicated that this may be another case of a hoax. Confirmation was issued later in the evening stating, “Sadly I have to confirm that Paul Walker did pass away this afternoon,” said Ame Van Iden, Walker’s publicist.  A full story can be read HERE.

Several country artists have expressed their thoughts and condolences via social media.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott: So unbelievably sad to hear of Paul Walker’s death. Prayers going up for his family, and for all who love and admire him.

LeAnn Rimes Cibrian: What horrible news #PaulWalker prayers go out to his family. You just never know…. Cherish each breath, it’s a gift

Whitney Duncan: So sad about Paul Walker. Prayers for his family.

Chase Rice: Sending some prayers up for @RealPaulWalker. Way too young.

RaeLynn: I will always love you Paul Walker. #RIPPaulWalker http://instagram.com/p/hXYlEtjAdo/

Maggie Rose: Really sad to hear about @RealPaulWalker passing. He was so talented and too young. #RIPPaulWalker

Kristy Lee Cook: My heart is saddened to hear about Paul walker .. He was a handsome and talented man and my prayers go out to the families & friends of him

Billy Ray Cyrus: In Hollywood. Just learned of the passing of @RealPaulWalker. Everything feels heavy now…like maybe the way it felt when James Dean died

Thoughts and prayers go out to Walker’s, and Rodus’ family & friends during this difficult time.