Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker suddenly died in a car crash Saturday, leaving behind his 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain Walker.
The news of his death was confirmed on both Walker's Twitter and Facebook account. Walker's daughter is said to be devastated following her father's death. She posted this message on Facebook: "When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I love him even before I knew what love was. He was my hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart! It brings tears in my eyes as I write this. You're gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P Dad!"
The 40-year-old had his only child aged 25 with then girlfriend Rebecca McBrain, who currently lives in Hawaii. In 2011, Walker confirmed that his daughter moved to California to be closer to him.
Paul Walker and Rebecca McBrain dated in 1998 and welcomed their daughter on Nov. 4 that year.
Walker was a passenger in a car when his friend lost control of the car and crashed into a tree in Santa Clarita. The car instantly burst into flames. Both the driver and Walker were killed at the scene.
A statement on his Twitter account reads: "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"
Representatives of Universal Pictures also stated: "All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the 'Fast and Furious' films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."
The actor was attending an event for his charity organization Reach Out Worldwide to help Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan when the incident occurred.
Walker was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and graduated from Village Christian School.
At the time of his sudden death, Walker was working on the seventh filming The Fast and the Furious 7 series.