Paul Walker’s Death Certificate ReleasedBy: Mike Fossum - December 16, 2013
The Fast and Furious film franchise star Paul Walker’s death certificate has been released, and the document reports that the actor died due to the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” he’d received during a car wreck on November 30.
TMZ obtained the certificate, which also reported that Walker’s death was “rapid,” and that Roger Rodas, the driver the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT involved in the accident, died upon impact, of “multiple traumatic injuries.” Toxicology results are still pending for both men.
Walker’s funeral was held on Saturday, December 14, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. The actor was 40 at the time of his death, and left behind a daughter named Meadow, age 15.
Below is a tribute to Walker, which appears on the Fast & Furious YouTube channel:
Authorities are still investigating the Santa Clarita crash scene where Walker died. Detective Jeff Maag told The Hollywood Reporter last week, “To the extent that we can, we need to rule out mechanical failure. But the car is a mess.” Maag also revealed that the vehicle was travelling at least 45 miles per hour before the accident occurred.
Maag added that it will take at least 90 days to sort out all of the details of the accident. “We’re creating a factual diagram – mapping the scene,” Maag said, adding, “To the extent that we can, we need to rule out mechanical failure. But the car is a mess.” The notoriously difficult to operate Porsche Carrera GT went out of control and plowed into three trees and a light pole, during the crash.
Here’s a clip of a Carrara GT in action, set to some strange Americanized Eurotrash idol-pop:
Donations can be made to Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), via the ROWW website.
Image via YouTube.