Paul Walker: Funeral for Fast & Furious actor as he's laid to rest in private service
The service marked an opportunity for Walker’s closest friends and family to say goodbye to the Fast & Furious star
Paul Walker was finally laid to rest at a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills yesterday.
The service marked an opportunity for Walker’s closest friends and family to say goodbye to the Fast & Furious star, who died alongside Roger Rodas in a car crash on 30 November
“A few people got up and gave tributes to Paul,” a source told US Weekly. “It was hard for many people to talk, they were in tears and couldn't finish what they were saying.”
“It was a really sad day for so many people, and you could tell they just weren't ready to say goodbye. His parents were there, along with his brothers and some other family members. Everyone was hugging each other tight and didn't want to let go.”
Ludacris shared images of the Order of Service via his Instagram account. Tyrese Gibson also paid a further tribute to the star, posting the following message:
“Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead.... God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings...... For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment..... I guess you can't get all you ask for in life.... But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love.....
"Never did I take my access for granted.... Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that's why we're all feeling it... #RIHAW Rest In Heaven Angel Walker[sic]"
The intimate ceremony follows a public memorial last weekend. Thousands gathered to lay gifts and take part in a motor procession in Santa Clarita, where Paul and Roger died.
Fans revved their engines in honour at the social media-organised event, which was also attended by friends of the star, including co-star Rick Yune.
“We mourn his loss, but maybe we could just remember how great a guy this guy was and celebrate his life,” Yune said.
Walker and his close friend Roger Rodas died when Rodas’ Porsche crashed and burst into flames last Saturday.
The memorial was scheduled to start at 12pm, but people arrived in their droves from the early hours to leave flowers, candles, soft toys and other tributes. By the afternoon, a crowd of some 5,000 had gathered.
According to police, the event remained mostly peaceful. However, a man was arrested for carrying a loaded gun. Several tickets were also issued for illegal parking.
The tribute ended with a procession through the area, situated 30 miles north west of the downtown area of Los Angeles.
Paul Walker’s autopsy results, confirming his cause of death, were released by the LA County Coroner's Office last week.
The star died from a combination of “traumatic and thermal injuries”. This means that the forceful impact of the crash alone was not enough to kill the star. It was the high speed collision combined with the resulting combustion of the vehicle that ultimately led to his death, CNN reports.
Roger Rodas, the driver of the vehicle, died on impact. Thermal injuries were not among the causes of death listed as a factor.
Toxicology results for both individuals will be made available in six to eight weeks. However, the Medical Examiner has already ruled that both deaths were an accident.
Since his death, it has been revealed that Walker had been the mystery buyer of a $9,000 engagement ring for an Iraq war veteran.
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