Paul Walker's father speaks out on son's death; Roger Rodas' son tried to save pair from crash wreck
Paul Walker's grief-stricken father has spoken out about his son's tragic death on Nov. 30, 2013.
Paul Walker III, spoke to CBS2 a day after the Fast and Furious star's death.
Walker Sr broke down in tears as he told the news agency: "I'm just glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him. And he would say the same thing to me."
Along with his daughter Meadow, the late actor is survived by his father, mother Cheryl, brother Cody and Caleb and sister Ashley. Family and close friends of the actor had gathered at the family home to mourn his death.
Walker Sr. continued: "You can't beat friends at a time like this. His brothers are all taking it pretty hard."
He spoke of his granddaughter Meadow, recalling that his son had wanted to spend more time with her."[He told me], 'I want to take a hiatus, she's just 15, and I don't have much more time to be with her.' And then boom, he got another movie. He would say, 'I don't know what to do.'"
He continued, "His heart was so big. I was proud of him every day of his life."
Walker, 40, tragically passed away while riding in a 2005 Porsche with his friend Roger Rodas. The two were at a charity event for his organisation Reach Out WorldWide to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines before they decided to take the car out for a quick drive.
Authorities have not yet confirmed the cause of the crash, but some reports suggest that the car may have malfunctioned, and that speed was indeed a factor in the crash.
Rodas' 8-year-old son reportedly witnessed the horrific crash and desperately tried to save his father and get to the burning car.
The incident took place in Santa Clarita, California, at about 3:30pm on Saturday.
Walker was in the state for Thanksgiving weekend on a brief hiatus from shooting the 7th installment of The Fast and the Furious movie.
Universal has delayed production upon the sudden death of one of the movie's main stars.
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