The Paul Walker autopsy being performed on Tuesday is not going to be like a typical autopsy since the victim suffered extensive fire damage.
Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker joined thousands of others who have died in the midst of a fire when his race car driving friend lost control of the Porsche they were riding in, and it collided with a light pole in California. Now a coroner in the state is conducting an autopsy on their remains, and that will consist of a lot more than dental radiographs made possible by their dental records, according to the text Forensic Pathology of Thermal Injuries.
Video : Actor Vin Diesel addresses fans and mourners at the site of Paul Walker’s tragic, fatal car accident.
Diesel delivered his message via his Facebook page on Monday, with a caption attached to a photo of himself and Walker, who died on Saturday in a fiery car wreck. Diesel referred to Walker as both “Pablo” and “Brian,” the latter a reference to Walker’s “Fast and Furious” character, Brian O’Conner.
“Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now… and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us… on me,” Diesel wrote. “I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were… on and off screen.”
Diesel began his tribute with a quote from Thomas Campbell, “To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die.”
Though Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and other “Fast” co-stars expressed their grief on social media shortly after Walker’s death, Diesel remained silent for more than two days.
“Fast and Furious 7” on Monday began what could be an extended hiatus in the aftermath of the death of actor Paul Walker, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Universal Pictures film was set to resume shooting in Atlanta after a holiday break — with Walker slated to appear in key scenes throughout the week — but the cameras stayed down.
It is unknown when shooting will resume as filmmakers consider how to adjust the storyline.
The “Fast & Furious” franchise has grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office since its first film was released in 2001.
Walker stars in the Hurricane Katrina survival drama “Hours,” which will be released on Dec. 13, and also the crime drama “Brick Mansions,” which is in post-production and will be released next year.