Four days after Fast & Furious star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in a fatal car accident, the Los Angeles County coroner has released the two men’s causes of death. Roger, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT on November 30, died of multiple traumatic injuries and Paul died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries, according to a CNN report.
Roger and Paul's deaths were determined to be accidental. The two men died “within seconds,” coroner Ed Winter says, according to the Los Angeles Times. Toxicology results are pending and may not be released for six to eight weeks.
Just yesterday (December 3) the autopsy reports were placed on “security hold” by the coroner’s office, which stated, “No information is to be released on either decedent at this time.” As of publishing, the coroner’s office had not provided an explanation for the secrecy.
The announcement seemed to imply we wouldn’t soon learn the results of the 40-year-old actor’s autopsy, which had already been delayed because Paul’s body was so badly burned dental records were necessary for identification purposes.
Paul’s sudden death has stunned Hollywood with many of his co-stars stepping forward to share their personal stories of the actor. Among the mourners are actors Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Police are still investigating the accident that led to Paul and Roger’s untimely deaths. Our thoughts are with both of their families during this difficult time.