Cody Walker, the younger brother of the late Paul Walker, known for his role in Fast and Furious, openly shared his heartache as he approaches the tenth anniversary of Paul’s passing.
Paul would have turned 50 on September 12, but tragically lost his life at the age of 40 in 2013 when the car he was in collided with a lamppost and burst into flames.
In a candid interview with MailOnline, Cody revealed how the family plans to commemorate this milestone. He mentioned that on Paul’s 50th birthday, family members traditionally capture images of the sunrise or sunset in his memory.
Cody expressed his ongoing grief, remarking on the almost unbelievable passage of ten years since Paul’s departure, saying, “Miss him every day. Hard to believe, actually. Ten years. Wow.”
Paul Walker held a special place in the hearts of many, and Cody’s emotions were palpable during the conversation. His Fast and Furious co-star, Tyrese Gibson, stepped in to console him.
It’s worth noting that Paul’s death, initially thought to be instant, was revealed through a post-mortem examination to be a far more harrowing event.
Paul and his friend Roger Rodas had taken Paul’s cherry red Porsche Carrera GT for a drive after hosting a charity event in Santa Clarita. Tragically, they were speeding at an unsafe rate, between 70 and 100mph, when the car lost control and collided with a lamppost, erupting into flames.
Paul was found in a posture indicative of severe burns, making identification only possible through dental records.
His injuries were extensive, including fractures in his jaw, collarbone, left upper arm, ribs, and pelvis. Astonishingly, traces of soot in his windpipe indicated that he had been alive and breathing amidst the flames.
Roger Rodas also suffered severe head injuries and sadly his brain was exposed due to the crash.
Despite investigations, no evidence of alcohol or drugs was discovered, and the coroner attributed the cause of death to the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.”
It’s a tragic reminder of the loss of a beloved actor and the enduring pain felt by his family and friends.