Paul Walker Funeral: Friends & Family Say Goodbye
Friends and family of the late Paul Walker gathered to say their goodbyes to the actor on Saturday.
A private funeral service was held at Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, where the “Fast & Furious” star’s ashes (his remains were cremated) were interred.
The non-denominational ceremony was attended by his parents, Paul Walker Sr. and Cheryl Walker, brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, and numerous friends, family members and loved ones.
None of Paul’s “Fast & Furious” co-stars who were in attendance spoke during the service — only Paul’s close friends and family, along with the actor’s manager and Wayne Kramer, who directed Paul in the 2006 film “Running Scared.”
However, on Saturday, Tyrese Gibson – who has been very vocal on social media about the pain of Paul’s death – Tweeted, “God give me the strength today to speak my heart and inspire everyone I’m in the presence of…. Use me up father God!”
He later added, “I wish it was your wedding instead of your.. Thank you for leaving us with so many great moments… That’s what’s helping us get through..”
Musician Ben Harper did perform a song during the memorial, and an emotional video/photo montage of Paul was shown. In addition, Universal Pictures announced they were donating $1 million to Paul’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Paul and friend Roger Rodas died in a car crash on November 30.
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