The last photo of Paul, taken just moments before his horrific Nov. 30 crash, has been released. The image is truly hard to stomach, since he looks so happy in the Porsche, about to take what he thought would be a quick drive.
Paul Walker, 40, will always be remembered as a joyous man, doing what he loved up until the moment that he and Roger Rodas died in a car accident — and now, there’s a heartbreaking picture to prove it. In a photo released on Dec. 10, Paul is shown smiling in the passenger’s seat, leaving his Reach Out Worldwide charity event in Santa Clarita, Calif. to quickly check out the car’s mechanical issues.
Paul Walker’s Last Photo — In Death Car Moments Before Crash
In the photo, Paul is seen sitting next to Roger in the driver’s seat, smiling and looking at ease with his window down. He’s wearing black sunglasses and a black shirt, waiting for Roger to drive the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT out of the parking lot.
When the happy image is juxtaposed next to photos taken of the mangled car on the side of the road minutes later, with gigantic orange flames and smoke leaping from the vehicle, it just goes to show how quickly the devastating accident happened.
Paul and Roger were both pronounced “dead on arrival” by first responders.
Paul Walker’s Remains Given To His Family
“They have not decided when the funeral will take place, it is still a work in progress,” Paul’s friend told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY on Dec. 5. “They want to make sure that everyone who wants to mourn will be together and all schedules match.”
The photo is hard to look at, but it does show that Paul was happy doing what he loved — enjoying his passion for cars and supporting his charity with friends and family — before his untimely death.
— Ivy Jacobson