Walker’s memorial rally

Thousands of fans came to Paul Walker’s memorial rally.

Thousands of fans turned up for a memorial rally and car cruise in memory of Paul Walker on Sunday.

The well-wishers lined up at the Santa Clarita spot where Paul and his friend Roger Rodas lost their lives last week.

Many people turned up in high-performance vehicles in honour of Paul’s role in the Fast & Furious movie franchise.

“These people have touched so many people in their lives,” fan Juan Coscarart told the Los Angeles Times. “These people were unique.”

Paul, 40, and Roger, 38, were killed on November 30 when their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a pole and burst into flames.

The pair had just left a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide, Paul’s nonprofit organisation that provides disaster relief around the globe.

According to the coroner’s report, Paul died of injuries and burns while Roger’s death was the result of "multiple traumatic injuries”.

Paul is greatly mourned by his costars, including Vin Diesel who said the actor was his “other half”.

In an emotional post on Facebook, the action star describes how he met with Paul’s family in the wake of the tragedy.

“When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother’s house…,” Vin wrote. "I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs.

“His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes, but you lost your other half…”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Monday, 09. December 2013