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Friends rushed to the scene and attempted to extinguish the fire with extinguishers, but it was too much. Firefighters extinguished the flames and discovered both Walker and Rodas’ bodies inside. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. Authorities believe speed may have played a factor in the crash, but new reports are indicating that the car may have had a defect. Reports have speculated that the vehicle may have been involved in a race, but officials have dismissed those claims. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office released details on Wednesday, December 4, from the autopsy report which indicated that the cause of
A statement was released on the actor’s official Facebook page confirming the actor’s passing. “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.”
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“Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,”¦ http://instagram.com/p/hXUk_5wa5K/,” tweeted “Fast & Furious” co-star Ludacris.
“Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless . Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace,” tweeted his friend and “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel.
Gibson showed up at the site of the crash to pay tribute to his co-star and friend and was brought to tears. Vin Diesel also appeared at the site on Monday, December 2 during a private memorial for friends and family where he addressed the crowd. He also took to his Facebook page to release the following statement: Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now... and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us... on me...I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were... on and off screen.”
Paul Walker got his start in entertainment in a Pampers commercial. He grew to fame playing bit parts in TV shows like “Who’s The Boss,” “Highway to Heaven,” and the soap “The Young and the Restless.” His film career exploded in the late 90s with roles in “Pleasantville,” “Varsity Blues,” and “She’s All That.”
The actor grew to fame with his role in “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, alongside Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez. The franchise has spawned countless sequels and became a box-office staple with its fourth installment that reunited the original cast.
Other notable roles for the actor included the 2006 thriller “Running Scared,” Disney’s “Eight Below,” “Flags of our Fathers” and the crime-thriller “Takers.” Walker who recently turned 40, is survived by his daughter Meadow.
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