Paul Walker's Tragic Death: Inside the 'Fast and Furious' Star's Memorial Service
Thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to Santa Clarita on Sunday to pay tribute to Paul Walker and Roger Rodas at the site where the “Fast & Furious” star and his friend died in a car crash.
The memorial, which started around noon, saw many arrive in high-performance cars, with the sounds of revved-up engines filling the air.
Davin Smith, 31, and his girlfriend, Yoli Perez, 21, were among those gathered at the site.
Smith told L.A. Times, "Unfortunately, we're here for a tragic reason, but it's an opportunity" for car enthusiasts to show off their vehicles, he said, as a line of revving muscle cars and motorcycles paraded down the street past the crash site.
Down the hill, near a community church, fans climbed on a ladder to sign a large canvas, with photos of Walker and Rodas stretched over the side of a big-rig trailer.
The event was expected to conclude Sunday evening with a cruise through the area 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, died tragically November 30 when a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas crashed into a light pole and tree just minutes after leaving a charity event at Always Evolving.