Paul Walker’s untimely death has been the talk of the media and entertainment world, as family, friends and former castmates are all wondering what really happened when he was killed on Saturday afternoon in a car accident in Santa Clarita after attending his own charity event. He was reported as a passenger in a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with his Always Revolving race car driver friend/owner of Always Revolving auto body shop Roger Rodas who was driving the vehicle and somehow lost control slammed into a post or tree and the aftermath was a flaming car.
According to CNN:
The autopsies were completed Tuesday, Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Fred Corral said. But investigators have placed a "security hold" on it for now.
The coroner will not even disclose if the identities have been confirmed using dental X-rays. Officially, the dead are only identified as case numbers.
Corral did not give a reason for the secrecy, which can be requested by law enforcement agencies during an investigation. It is often done in cases involving criminal probes, but there has been no indication this is anything more than a traffic accident investigation.
The autopsies should be able to confirm whether Rodas, as witnesses reported, was behind the wheel with Walker in the passenger seat.
Video obtained by CNN Tuesday from a security camera posted on a building on the opposite side of the street from the crash does not show the Porsche Carerra GT crashing along a business park street in Valencia, California, Saturday afternoon.
It does show the light pole and tree falling. Smoke is faintly visible above the scene 60 seconds later, followed by a heavy plume of black smoke after two minutes.
As investigators searched for more information about the accident that killed the popular "Fast & Furious" actor on Saturday.
This is definitely a hard pill to swallow at this time for the family, friends and former castmates from Fast and Furious and all the other film projects he has worked on. Walker had a 15 year old daughter named Meadow who recently had moved in with father. Equally, this was a trying time for the Fast and Furious family who were filming their 7th movie and no where near completion.
REACTIONS TO PAUL WALKERS DEATH:
The actor had told his father that he wanted to take a hiatus from acting to spend more time with his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, the elder Walker said. "And then boom, he got another movie. He would say, 'I don't know what to do.'"
He said the actor's siblings are having an especially hard time grappling with the death.
"I'm just ... glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him," the father said. "And he would say the same thing to me."
The Walker family issued a statement expressing thanks for "the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends."
They asked that instead of flowers, people make donations to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. The actor was at a benefit for the charity just before he died.
"It's comforting for them to know that the son, brother, and father they love so much is equally adored, respected, and appreciated by so many," the statement said. "Paul founded the organization with the genuine desire to help others, and it's important to his family to keep his memory alive through ROWW."
Meadow Walker: When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I loved him even before I knew what love was. He was my hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart! It brings tears in my eyes as I write this. You’re gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P. Dad!
Vin Diesel: Using a police car's loudspeaker, actor Vin Diesel thanked a crowd of mourning fans, calling Walker an "angel up in Heaven." Every night since the crash fans have gathered and left mementos near the spot on a wide business park road in Valencia, California, about 30 miles north of Hollywood, according to Walker's publicist and CNN affiliate KCAL.
Tyrese: He wrote a powerful, heartfelt post on his Facebook page early Tuesday morning.
"Bishop TD Jakes reached out to me today and spoke healing and closure…Then I went online and came across this powerful word he spoke at a recent funeral and the word was ‘I know it feels like death has won,'" he wrote.
"I flipped a few words so that it felt more personal to what were all going through right now in this moment and I just wanted to share this…So that we all get a since of closure around Paul's transition and or whoever else you may have lost…Embrace…"
The emotional post went on to say, "In moments like this, it feels like death has won. But the bible says that love is stronger than death…I want you to understand in a very practical and pragmatic way that death has NOT won.
"Your tears may flow. Your pain may come. The flowers will wither. The cards will all be filed away. The phone will stop ringing. You'll be driving down the street one day and you'll hear Paul's voice talking in your head. Something he said or something he did will pop up in your spirit and you'll giggle inside of yourself as if he were sitting in the car with you. And you will find that people you really love, they may leave you outwardly, but they never leave you inwardly...Love will last forever, for God is love."
Tyrese posted on Instagram: “My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t understand,” he wrote on Instagram Saturday. “My heart hurts it’s broken no one can convince me that this is real…”) A clearly heartbroken Gibson took a trip to the accident’s crash site Sunday, where photographers captured him weeping and laying down a flower for his fallen friend.
Apparently, Gibson also took a piece of crash wreckage with him also.
Ludacris: He tweeted, “ Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark.http://instagram.com/p/hXUk_5wa5K/
Bow Wow: FAST N FURIOUS bros for life instagram.com/p/hYaTRoM-vm/
FAST N FURIOUS bros forever! Once your in your in! Paul you will be missed homie! We were in London here. This was the last time i seen and even paul met me at the club that night to celebrate! We was just talking bout his love for cars in our last convo! Life is a thing i wont get! To his family stay strong!
Michelle Rodriguez tweeted:
I’m gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heat just cause your telling me too.
Jordana Brewster tweeted, "Paul was pure light," tweeted. "I cannot believe he is gone."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson remembered Walker's family, writing, "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
Neil Patrick Harris, Alyssa Milano, Rihanna and William Shatner were among those to express their condolences.
RZA: Paul my Buddy. "There's nothing I can say"...A good man... Silent tears. My family pauses a moment for you...in the studio we light a candle
Miley Cyrus: She tweeted: “im really sad about Paul Walker :( “
Justin Bieber tweeted “RIP Paul Walker”
This has been a very difficult chapter for family who with the support of Tyrese are making funeral arrangements, his daughter who lost her HERO, castmates and all the fans out there. During this period of unanswered questions it is important to remember all the great memories, photos, and stories Paul has left us with in his 40 years of life. Continue to celebrate him and honor his legacy!
Learn more about Paul Walker and his legacy through his charity here. http://www.roww.org/
What is your favorite Paul Walker memory, story,or film?
(On a personal note, I fell in love with his infectious blue eyes and bad boy image way back when I saw him in the very 1st Fast and Furious movie. I have been hooked ever since. It's sad that he is GONE so soon, but his LEGACY will live on through his daughter Meadow, family and his charity ROWW. )