Committed to charity: Paul Walker tells Typhoon Haiyan victims he was getting help to them

3 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Before his death, Paul Walker recorded a video message with his Fast & Furious co-stars for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

In the 45-second-long video, he says a team from his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, was being assembled to help them, reports The New Paper. 

Walker died on Saturday afternoon (Sunday morning Singapore time) after a sports car he was in crashed and burst into flames.

Before the accident, the 40-year-old actor had attended a charity event in Santa Clarita, California, for a motor-racing business he had ties with called Always Evolving Performance Motors.

Reach Out Worldwide, which he founded in 2010, was in the process of collecting toys for relief efforts, reported ABC News.

Internet entrepreneur Bill Townsend wrote on Walker’s Facebook page: “I was with Paul today. He was surrounded by friends, talking about cars, hundreds of gifts brought for kids... ”

The actor was smiling and posing for photos with fans before he went for a ride with his friend and Always Evolving Performance chief executive Roger Rodas, 38, who had taken part in the Pirelli World Challenge before, reported Yahoo! Sports.

The pair went around in a red Porsche Carrera GT which crashed later.

During the journey, the driver lost control, apparently at a high speed, said Sergeant Brian Allen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, reported news website

Speed was possibly a factor in the crash, said Sgt Allen, who was first on the scene.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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