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Photos, Videos: Thousands Of Fans Gather To Remember Paul Walker
Thousands of fans traveled up to Santa Clarita today for a memorial and car show to remember Paul Walker, the 'Fast and Furious' actor who was killed last week in a car accident.
Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed last Saturday when their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT slammed into a pole and burst into flames. News of the actor and car enthusiast's death sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment world, as well as fans of the lucrative car racing franchise. Almost immediately, SoCal Car Meets organized a memorial event that would take place at the area where Walker and Rodas died, which has already become a massive makeshift memorial.
The event, organized on Facebook, boasted thousands of fans who were going to attend the event. Despite the event's official commencement at noon, fans began to pour into Kelly Johnson Parkway at 10 a.m., according to theLos Angeles Times. Car enthusiasts from all over the Southland revved engine, left candles and signed banners expressing their love and appreciation of Walker.
The event was massive, and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department had to ramp up enforcement in order to keep the crowd under control. Despite this, the crowd was peaceful and nothing bad happened, save for a certain towing incident. There were also reports of a sky banner that read "R.I.P. God be with Fast and Furious star Paul Walker."
There are more people than parking spaces at unofficial Paul Walker Memorial #scv @SCVSHERIFF pic.twitter.com/1oPmz7umPK— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) December 8, 2013
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