3. Paul Walker’s death
Perhaps the saddest bit of automotive news of 2013 broke in late November. Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious movie franchise perished in a fiery car crash. The 40-year-old star died while riding shotgun in his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which left the road and smashed into a concrete light pole and a tree before bursting into flames.
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At the time of his unfortunate death, Walker was attending a charity event that was sponsored by his philanthropic organization, Reach Out Worldwide. The toy drive they were hosting was supposed to benefit victims in the Philippines who were ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Walker was a class act all the way and will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans alike.