We were shocked by the news Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died this weekend, but we were not terribly surprised at the tragic way it happened. Paul had an admitted love of cars his whole life and enjoyed racing hard in his spare time, even competing in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. We are just sad that Paul and his friend, fellow fast car lover Roger Rodas, did not keep their love of speed on the track where it belong, and not — allegedly — on the streets.
Paul Walker and Roger Rodas died together this past weekend when the car the Fast and Furious star was riding in struck a tree and exploded into flames. Although no official report on the accident has been issued yet, the Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas was allegedly speeding at the time and tire burn marks were reportedly found nearby. According to police reports and photos from the scene, the car was completely demolished and the bodies burned beyond recognition.
In his last interview with Entertainment Tonight, Paul Walker talked about his lifelong love of cars and fast cars were just a part of his DNA. He said being in a movie where “he was racing cars” was a dream of his and being in Fast and Furious was a “dream job.”
Paul told Entertainment Tonight he was an admitted “speed demon” and he planned to someday break 200 MPH one day. “I like going fast,” he said, and he would probably have to use up all his fingers and toes to count how many speeding tickets he had.
Some have said that at least Paul Walker died doing what he loved, but we don’t think anyone would hope to die a fiery death at just 40 years old.