A tragedy can happen anytime. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were attending
a charity event to benefit Walker’s organization Reach Out Worldwide. They did not see
their time coming to an end. When Walker and Rodas got into Walker’s car, they did not
know that was their last time stepping foot into that car.
Walker was born on September 12, 1973 in Glendale California. He began his
acting career when he was very young. He started with TV commercials and found himself
in movies as his career. Walker became famous in 1999 after his first major role in
“Monster in the Closet.”
The famous 40-year-old actor Paul Walker died on November 30, 2013 in a
fiery car crash. Walker was best known for his role in the “Fast and Furious” series.
Roger Rodas met Walker at a California race club. They became close friends after the
club and started racing together.
The accident occurred in Southern California. Walker and his friend, Roger
Rodas were taking a joyride after the charity event in Paul’s red 2005 Porsche Carrera
GT when Rodas, who was driving the car, lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road,
and slammed into a tree. The car ended up engulfed in flames. The investigators said
speed was for sure a factor in this accident. Both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead
at the scene.
Walker was one of the most beloved and respected members of the “Fast and
Furious” crew for 14 years. The crew said that Walker’s death was devastating not only
to his crew members but also to his countless fans. After his death, his family, crew
members, and family placed flowers and candles at the place of the accident.
Walker left behind his 15-year-old daughter Meadow and his girlfriend
Jasmine Gosnell. They both had seen him just minutes before the tragedy. They said they
both were shocked and devastated that something that extreme happened so fast.
The following line is one that Walker has said on numerous occasions: “If
one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.”