Paul Walker's death may have been caused by bumps in the road

12 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Update at 5.10pm:

Paul Walker's body will reportedly be cremated.

The late 'Fast & Furious' star, who tragically lost his life in a blaze when a car he was travelling in crashed into a pole on November 30, will be laid to rest this weekend when his ashes are interred at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, according to E! News.

Paul's remains were released to his family on Tuesday (10.12.13) and they have been busy preparing his funeral, which is expected to take place this week with just family in attendance.

However, there will be another private memorial service for friends and family - which will likely include his 'Fast & Furious' co-stars - at an undisclosed location.

Paul and his pal Roger Rodas were caught in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California, last month and their deaths have since been ruled an accident by a coroner.

An unofficial memorial rally was staged on Sunday (07.12.13) in the area where the pair tragically lost their lives.

The actor's friends and family gathered at the crash site just days earlier on December 2 to pay their respects also.

Meanwhile, Paul's Jiu-Jitsu teacher Ricardo Miller, who guided him in the combat sport for nine years while working on the 'Fast & Furious' films, has commemorated his late friend by bestowing him with an honorary black belt.

He wrote on his official website: "[Paul] was determined to become a black belt. He said, 'I will get my black belt, even if I need to get it in my coffin.' Now in the wake of his death, I would like to reward Paul Walker the black belt that he wanted so much during his life."

Original article:

Paul Walker's family believes road markers could have caused his car to crash.

The 'Fast & Furious' star passed away in November when the vehicle he was travelling in smashed into a tree and street light and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California.

His relatives are now considering the possibility the accident was caused by Botts' dots - which are raised, non-reflective plastic bumps that mark out the lanes on roads.

A coroner has concluded the deaths of Paul and his friend Roger Rodas - who was driving the Porsche car when it crashed - were an accident, but investigators are currently looking into the cause of the single-car accident, with speed considered to be a factor.

A source told TMZ: "The family has been in touch with stunt experts, who have gone to the crash site and come back with what they believe is a solid theory - a speeding car that hits the plastic markers will hydroplane, causing the driver to lose control."

Meanwhile, Paul's loved ones, including his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, his parents Cheryl and Paul Walker Sr., his four siblings and his 23-year-old girlfriend of seven years, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, are currently deciding how and when the actor will be laid to rest after his body was released from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office earlier this week.

The family and friends of the Hollywood star have already held a private memorial at the site of the crash on December 2, but a public memorial service is also being planned for December 15 in Malibu.

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