Late actor Paul Walker’s father recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell to discuss the tragic death of his son, and the effects it has had on his family.
Fast & Furious film franchise star Walker died due to the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” he’d received during a car wreck on November 30 of last year. Walker was riding in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas, and died upon impact.
Paul Walker III told O’Dell, “well, I’m not looking forward to Thanksgiving. He died two days after that and I guess it’ll probably be that way until I’m with him. It’s a sad time. We’re a very close, loving family and Paul is a piece that’s missing now, that we’re always going to miss.”
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Walker III went on to relate how he felt when he first heard about the accident – “I kept getting calls. My brother says, ‘Paul has been killed.’ And I’m thinking somebody’s got it wrong,” Walker revealed. “He says, ‘You need to get over to the house, everybody’s there.’ My feet wouldn’t move.”
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:
Walker III graciously shared some family photos and home movies in tribute to his son:
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Walker III added, “we’re very much in shock. I’m missing him more now, the last month. It’s not getting any better for me.”
While reminiscing about the last time he saw his son, Walker III remarked, “the last time I saw him, he gave me a kiss on the cheek, I gave him one. I tell him I loved him. It’s a great memory.”