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NOT a Hoax: Paul Walker Is Dead

By December 1, 2013

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Paul WalkerIt has been confirmed that Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday.

This announcement was posted on his Facebook page Saturday evening:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW

'Hoax' announcement was itself a hoax

There was some confusion after Walker's death was first reported thanks to a fake news article published on the self-styled "satirical" website Mediamass.net claiming the report was a hoax. Bogus celebrity death notices are a common occurrence online, but this, unfortunately, wasn't one of them. Mediamass caused similar confusion several months ago by crying "hoax" after James Gandolfini died in June.

See also:
Paul Walker "Death Photo" Is a Hoax

Don't be fooled:
A Guide to Fake News Websites

Read more about it:
Fast & Furious Actor Paul Walker Dead After Car Crash
Paul Walker Dead at 40
Report that Paul Walker Death Was Hoax Is Fake

Comments

December 1, 2013 at 3:12 am
(1) nate says:

Rip Paul Walker you will be missed by many

December 1, 2013 at 4:39 am
(2) aakash says:

Paul u r loved by many will be lived by many.

December 1, 2013 at 5:10 am
(3) gavin hindle says:

the world will be a darker place without you in it, I have seen you in a lot of films over a long period. it is like loosing a friend that you let into your house on a regular basis, always with a cup of coffee in you hand. my prayers go out to his family and he will be sorely missed by millions

December 1, 2013 at 6:35 am
(4) Geeta says:

This is such a tragic loss to all those who love good movies. Paul was one of the best actors around. R.I.P. We all love you. Heaven must love its new angel.

December 1, 2013 at 6:38 am
(5) weranjan says:

rip ur a true acter

December 1, 2013 at 7:15 am
(6) Mel says:

we will definitely miss you
ResT in Peace
condolence to the family of
Paul Walker

December 1, 2013 at 7:30 am
(7) John Buttly says:

Shouldn’t drive like that. Speed kills. And it did.

December 1, 2013 at 7:40 am
(8) John Greasy says:

The police found crack cocaine in the car and a big box of pornography!

December 1, 2013 at 7:59 am
(9) Phil says:

Too fast, too furious. Live by the sword…

December 1, 2013 at 8:18 am
(10) Lillian Weeden says:

U r going to very truly missed

December 1, 2013 at 8:20 am
(11) stacey says:

Why would people leave negative things and jump to conclusions. Paul will be missed and I hope his family and friends can know and believe god needed him more. I know my family and Jamaicans all over will miss him . R. I. P.

December 1, 2013 at 9:28 am
(12) Vinodh says:

RIP Paul Walker Hollywood misses a best ACTOR

December 1, 2013 at 9:35 am
(13) shijaz says:

FF series ‘ll b
incomplete witout him.. No 1 can replace hz
character !! such a grt actor wl mis him so
badly ..RIP Paul

December 1, 2013 at 9:47 am
(14) faizz mir says:

Will miss u paul.Everyone loves you. U were like a brother to me. Rip

December 1, 2013 at 9:50 am
(15) arzoo says:

We will rly miss u Paul walker…RIP..u will be in our memories 4ever…:’(

December 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
(16) Glowrare says:

Itís very sad, Iím still in shock *tears*. he shouldn’t be dead. I wish I would wake up from theis nightmare :’( I wrote this article for Paul Walker http://tinyurl.com/nj275za

December 1, 2013 at 10:29 am
(17) zindy John says:

You will be missed, alot

December 1, 2013 at 10:55 am
(18) Opp says:

RIP from Thai Fan

December 1, 2013 at 11:08 am
(19) jweeds says:

People are dumb. It is not true. Its on TV now about it being fake and there is a interview with him saying its a hoax and his car is in his garage

December 1, 2013 at 11:12 am
(20) Agnes Hughes says:

Gone to soon . Will surely be missed by all who loved you as an actor you was one od the best. To his family ans friends stay strong and look to God for straight at this difficult rime. One love

December 1, 2013 at 11:42 am
(21) paul blessed son says:

r.I.p buddy.

December 1, 2013 at 11:57 am
(22) mark says:

so sorry that your gone.
dont weep for me im not dead you see so dont be sad just remmber me not how i am now but how i ues to be im up here with god haveing a drink and a dance

December 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm
(23) sylvie says:

God bless you and your family your a true star and will be greatly missed your fan Sylvie

December 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm
(24) nelly says:

ppl pls tell me dis is not true…crying out loud:-(

December 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm
(25) 'Dare Iyalla says:

RIP Paul. May your soul rest in peace. What will happen to Fast & Furious.

December 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm
(26) 'Dare says:

RIP Paul. We will miss you plenty. What will happen to fast & furious?

December 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm
(27) yuvraj says:

i m very glas to see acting of paul. i think he is the best really gona miss very much

December 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm
(28) Hritik Awasthy says:

I grow up watching you, always trying to follow your style. Left with tears my heart is crushed after this news. I’ll always miss you.

December 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm
(29) moe says:

This is so sad. I couldn’t believe it I spent the whole night trying to find out if this was true and it was. Paul my friend, brother, role model you will be missed R.I.P Love u always you’ll still be in my heart.

December 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm
(30) preeta says:

dear paul u will alwayz remain in our heartz..
we miss u.. <3 love u!

December 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm
(31) Ana Murillo says:

OMG i loved Paul Walker This is so sad! I will never see movie the same again. I will always remember him. He will always be in our hearts. love Paul Walker always.

December 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm
(32) carolina says:

RIP , we will miss you, you were a very good actor now you are with GOD

December 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm
(33) Ryan says:

Please don’t let this be true i don’t want to believe this as many others don’t either you were a role model to many you will be missed greatly after watching all the fast and furious movies i feel like i know you like you were the bad ass friend every one wants im sure all your fans feel the same.

December 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm
(34) Carro says:

Fast and furious Will nerver be the same whitout you R.I.P Paul Walker❤️

December 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm
(35) Alex says:

Thanks so much for your legacy, Paul.
Love and Peace to you, bro.
Alex

December 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm
(36) Yavy says:

See you. On the other side brother. R.I.P

December 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm
(37) Joe m. says:

Our deepest sympathy to the Walker family. Rest in peace , you will be missed.

December 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm
(38) alexander says:

In life we’re in death n there’s no second chance…R.I.P bro!

December 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm
(39) sherri says:

What a shame,, such a great actor… Going to miss seeing him in movies. R.I.P. PAUL WALKER….. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY….

December 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm
(40) ng says:

He is not dead

December 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm
(41) belajar forex untuk pemula says:

RIP Brian Oconor

December 2, 2013 at 12:52 am
(42) marco says:

paul walker is not dead!!!! his the good actor, but dude where evr you are, your the best actor to us.it cannot erase your charcter in our memory..R.I.P for his family and friends pls keep hold on bcos his always around to take care of you. from fans in PHILLIPINES.. MABUHAY ka BRIAN OCONOR.

December 2, 2013 at 1:13 am
(43) Daniel says:

Gonna miss you Paul. Your on-screen driving skills have left something to be desired by all Petrolheads and my son and I are no exception.
Gonna miss you Brother. To Paul’s family, our deepest condolences go out to you and thank you for gifting us all these years with such a great, brother, son, father, friend and entertainer. RIP Paul Walker. Heaven’s got a new ANGEL now.

December 2, 2013 at 6:54 am
(44) Sthe says:

It’s was great watching you act, rest in peace nigga

December 2, 2013 at 7:48 am
(45) Brian says:

“If i die while speeding, don’t cry because I will be smiling.”
- Paul Walker

December 2, 2013 at 9:27 am
(46) emilene c says:

RIP Paul Walker… We will miss you on-screen…you are the best actor….what will happen in fast & furious 7??

December 2, 2013 at 9:35 am
(47) Marek Honig says:

You are sorely missed.We Slovakia!!! :(

December 3, 2013 at 12:47 am
(48) katie says:

Do to the fact the car was burned to bits they didnt find any thing

December 19, 2013 at 10:52 am
(49) kittenshere says:

I don’t know if he is really dead but I do know the photo of him in the hospital is definitely false. They don’t even compare. Walker has beautiful light blue eyes and the man in the hospital has dark brown eyes. Paul was supposedly dead at the scene and so badly burned he was unrecognizable. The photo of the man in the hospital is not burned and is recognizable. And if the photo was walker im sure he would have a lot more than a few bandages on his face and wouldn’t be awake unlike the man in the photo. The photo is not him in any kind of way. If Paul walker is alive somewhere, I wish he would make an appearance and say so instead of letting his fans suffer over a hoax. Whether he is dead or alive, the hospital photo is not paul walker.

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