Paul Walker’s fans and car enthusiasts paid tribute to the Fast & Furious star at a special car rally and public memorial service in Los Angeles.
Thousands of car fans revved their engines in Paul Walker’s honor at the event in Santa Clarita on Sunday.
Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-star Rick Yune was among those who attended.
The actor and his friend Roger Rodas both died when Rodas’ Porsche crashed and burst into flames last Saturday.
“We mourn his loss, but maybe we could just remember how great a guy this guy was and celebrate his life,” Rick Yune said at the event, which was organized through social media.
It had been due to start at midday, but people arrived hours early to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes. A crowd of around 5,000 people had gathered by the afternoon.
Police said the event was mostly peaceful, although a man was arrested for carrying a partially hidden and loaded gun and there were several tickets issued for illegal parking.
The memorial concluded with a cruise through the area, 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, who bonded over a passion for fast cars, were driving in Rodas’ Porsche following an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out WorldWide.
The car crashed into a pole and tree and burst into flames. Investigators believe speed was a factor.
Coroner’s officials revealed Paul Walker died from a combination of injuries suffered in the impact and burns from the resulting fire, while Roger Rodas died from “multiple traumatic injuries”.
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