Posts Tagged ‘Porsche GT

02
Dec
13

UPDATE: Fans Gather at Vigil to Remember Paul Walker; PLUS Wreckage Photos

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LAST PHOTO OF WALKER MINUTES BEFORE CRASH: Paul was photographed getting into the Porsche GT that he and friend Roger Rodas would lose their lives in.

LAST PHOTO OF WALKER MINUTES BEFORE CRASH: Paul was photographed getting into the Porsche GT that he and friend Roger Rodas would lose their lives in.

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UPDATE: Fans soon started to gather at the crash site last night, leaving flowers and candles for the deceased. The vigil was held very shortly after law enforcement cleared the scene — removing the bodies of Paul and the driver Roger Rodas … as well as the charred wreckage.

Beloved actor Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, was with her father at his charity event, right before he died on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Fast & Furious star was 40, when the sports car he was riding in burst into flames.

Walker was in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by a racing team partner, friend and financial advisor Roger Rodas, that slammed into a light pole and burst into flames in an office park in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood.

Cops say speed clearly played a major factor in the accident, but an exact cause has not been determined yet. Figure 8 patterns were also spotted close to the wreckage.

The crash occurred on Hercules Street in the Rye Canyon Industrial Park.

The crash occurred on Hercules Street in the Rye Canyon Industrial Park.

Several of Paul’s friends were attending the event … which was very near to where the deadly accident happened.

“We were collecting toys for the Indiana tornado victims and the Philippine [typhoon] victims,” says Jim Torp, who attended the event held by Always Evolving, a Valencia, Calif.-based automotive company. “There were dozens of high-end race cars and custom-built cars on display.”

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Universal Studios soon issued a statement after the incident saying,

“All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the FAST AND FURIOUS films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”

A witness to the crash said the car was in half, but initially, they couldn’t tell if anyone was in the vehicle. Soon after, however, they could tell that the passengers were still inside.

01
Dec
13

UPDATE: Tyrese, Ludacris, Rihanna and Other Celebs Mourn the Death of Friend Paul Walker

UPDATE: Paul Walker left behind a 15 year old daughter Meadow Walker.

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Outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie… and I do some acting on the side. 

That’s what actor now angel Paul Walker had posted on the banner of his Twitter profile. It looks like the actor lost his life doing what he loved…racing.

It truly saddens my heart to report that actor Paul Walker lost his life earlier today (around 3:30 pm) in a car crash. He was 40 years old. The Fast & Furious star was involved in a deadly crash with a friend; both lives were lost.

The friend was driving a Porsche GT when control of the car was lost and it hit a tree in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.

Walker was on his way to a charity car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief.

Paul Walker’s official twitter and Facebook account have let out statements:

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. – #TeamPW

Although the actor was in the passenger seat, the Porsche was Walkers. A close friend confirmed that the actor had just purchased the vehicle and had been taking friends for rides in the car.

The car reportedly burst into flames immediately.

Our condolences go out to his friends, family and the set of Fast 7, as well.

Me and a friend were just talking about the actor earlier this week.

Although we knew him to be a talented and physically beautiful actor, he also seemed like a nice and sweet guy.

Celeb friends tweeted their condolences all day today including,

Ludacris Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.

Other tweets included,

Kris Jenner: “Rest in peace Paul Walker. A true talent gone way too soon. #rip

BadGalRiri (Rihanna:) “Very Very sad news…I’m so heartbroken about this! #PW 

Wayne Brady: God Bless@RealPaulWalker RIP.”

Brandi Glanville RIP the hottest guy ever Paul Walker – Im crying”

The Game Sad news about a dear friend. @RealPaulWalker, one of the best actors & for damn sure a great friend…”

Busy Philipps “This Paul Walker news is so sad. Prayers for his little girl and all his friends and family.”

Carson Daly “Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends.”

Xzibit: “Wow! Horrible horrible news. RIP PAUL WALKER. prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time. #crazy.”

Hill Harper: “When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I’ve ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker”

RIP Paul Walker

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