A blistering car crash north of Los Angeles has killed 40-year-old Paul Walker, the star of the Fast & Furious movie series, and one other individual in the vehicle. Deputies discovered a Porsche Carrera GT overcome in flames when they responded to a report of a crash Saturday afternoon in the community of Valencia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the site. Walker's publicist Ame Van Iden confirmed the actor's death. A statement on Walker's Facebook page said he was a traveler in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to be present at a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. The Sheriff's Department said that pace was an issue in the crash. The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported that the Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and explodes into flames. His Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel posted a photograph of him and Walker arm-in-arm on Instagram with the message: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless.'' Walker tripped the Fast & Furious franchise to stardom, starring in all but one of the six action blockbusters, beginning with the first film in 2001. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Los Angeles-native brought California surfer good-looks and an easy, warm charm to the admired street-racing series. The son of a fashion model and a sewer contractor, Walker grew up in a working category, Mormon household in Glendale, California. The oldest of five siblings, Walker's mother began taking him to auditions as a child. Walker has said the early introduction to show business wasn't to start him on a career path, but as a way to help offer for the family.