A statement from his Face book page said that he had been a rider in a friend’s car when it crashed just north of Los Angeles.
He was 40 years old and was the star Fast and the Furious films had been attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide at the time.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said officers found a red Porsche engulfed ablaze. The two people inside the car were marked dead at the scene.
A statement issued by Universal Pictures said they were “heartbroken” by the news and that they sent their “deepest and most sincere commiserations to Paul’s family”.