At Paul Walker funeral, family and celebrities bid him farewell
Family members and several co-stars attended the funeral Saturday for “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker.
The private ceremony took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
According to various reports, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez were among the celebrities in attendance.
Rodriguez later tweeted: “I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, ‘stay golden pony boy’.”
Also at the funeral were his father, Paul Walker Sr., his mother, Cheryl Walker, and his brothers, Caleb and Cody, according to eonline.com. Walker’s body was released to his family last week after the L.A. County coroner completed an autopsy.
Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed Nov. 30 when a 600-horsepower 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas, 38, crashed into a concrete light pole and a tree on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Santa Clarita. Walker, 40, was a passenger in the vehicle.
Walker and Rodas were declared dead at the scene. Walker died “within seconds” of the crash from a combination of traumatic injuries and burns, according to the coroner.
At the time of his death, Walker had been attending a toy drive and a benefit sponsored by his philanthropic organization, Reach Out Worldwide, to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The event was held at the racing shop Always Evolving Performance Motors, where Rodas was chief executive.
Afterward, Walker and Rodas decided to go for a drive.
Investigators are still determining the cause of the crash and whether there was a possible mechanical failure that caused Rodas to lose control. Sheriff’s officials said speed was a factor, but there was no evidence the pair were involved in a street race. The results of toxicology tests are not expected for several weeks.
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