One of Paul Walker’s Fast and the Furious co-stars is stepping in and helping with the late actor’s funeral arrangements. Tyrese Gibson is reportedly helping Walker’s parents put together the memorial in the aftermath of their son’s tragic car crash death last Saturday. E! News reported that Gibson met with Walker’s family the day after the incident to discuss further details related to the funeral.
Gibson was the first Fast and Furious actor to publicly comment on Walker’s passing through a heartbreaking photo he posted to Instagram. He went to the spot in Santa Clarita, Calif., where Walker and his friend Roger Rodas passed away in the car crash. Dozens of people were also in attendance to leave flowers and notes, but Tyrese was visibly grief-stricken as he sobbed at the crash site. He laid a flower at the site and also took a piece of the crash wreckage home with him, which he later posted a photo of to his Instagram account.
The actor later posted a photo of the crash wreckage to his Instagram account and wrote: “I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you,” he wrote. “Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad.”
An autopsy on Walker was also completed on Tuesday, in which coroners confirmed that the cause of death was the result of burns and traumatic and thermal injuries, noting that he died “within seconds” of the crash. Rodas’ cause of death was from multiple traumatic injuries. The deaths have been ruled accidental and a result of “auto versus fixed object,” but more information will be revealed after toxicology reports are completed in six to eight weeks.
Walker’s next film, Hours, will be given a limited release in theaters next Friday. The drama Brick Mansions, in which Walker plays an undercover police officer, will hit theaters in early 2014. It also remains unclear as to how Fast & Furious 7, in which Walker had a primary role, will move forward with shooting. Filming has been delayed until further notice while the cast and crew grieve Walker’s death and there have also been rumors that the film could be pulled entirely.