Fourteen days after the fiery crash that killed Paul Walker, around 50 of the late actor’s friends and family gathered at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles to pay their respects to the Fast and the Furious star.
An eyewitness tells Us Weekly, “A few people got up and gave tributes to Paul. It was hard for many people to talk, they were in tears and couldn’t finish what they were saying.”
The 40-minute service was a somber affair with a large picture of Walker, who was 40 at the time of his death, standing on an easel and white flowers surrounding the gravesite.
“It was a really sad day for so many people, and you could tell they just weren’t ready to say goodbye,” the eyewitness continued. “His parents were there, along with his brothers and some other family members. Everyone was hugging each other tight and didn’t want to let go.”
Walker and friend Roger Rodas died on Nov. 30 after their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT collided with a lamp post. Rodas was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. The friends had attended a charity event moments prior to the crash.
The late actor is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, his parents, Paul and Cheryl, his two brothers, Cody and Caleb, and his sister, Ashley.