ᴛʜᴏᴜsᴀɴᴅs ᴏғ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅs, ғᴀɴs ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʀ ᴇɴᴛʜᴜsɪᴀsᴛs ᴘᴀɪᴅ ᴛʀɪʙᴜᴛᴇ ᴛᴏ ғᴀsᴛ & ғᴜʀɪᴏᴜs sᴛᴀʀ ᴘᴀᴜʟ ωᴀʟᴋᴇʀ ᴀᴛ ᴀ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟ ᴄᴀʀ ʀᴀʟʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄ ᴍᴇᴍᴏʀɪᴀʟ sᴇʀᴠɪᴄᴇ ɪɴ ʟᴏs ᴀɴɢᴇʟᴇs. (9/12/2013)
The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air on Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the Fast & Furious actor died in a crash.
The memorial, planned through social media, was due to begin at noon, but mourners began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes. By afternoon, about 5,000 people, including entire families with children, had gathered.
Many arrived in cars built for speed, and the sounds of engines revving echoed close to where Walker and a friend died on 30 November. The event concluded in the evening with a cruise through the area, 30 miles north-west of downtown Los Angeles.
Actor Rick Yune, who co-starred with Walker in The Fast and the Furious, also stopped by. “We mourn his loss but … we can at least remember how great a guy he was and celebrate his life,” Yune told reporters. (Sources: BBC News, Sky News and The Guardian)