December 09, 2013 03:11:15 GMT
Fans of the 'Fast and Furious' actor pay respects to the late star in a fan-organized tribute which is held at the crash site in Valencia, Calif.
Many fans attended an unofficial memorial held at Paul Walker's crash site in Valencia, Calif. on Sunday, December 8. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor's fans came in their tuned up cars as well as on foot to mourn the death of the "Fast and Furious" actor and his friend Roger Rodas.
Many of the fans left flowers, stuffed animals and notes at the crash site. There was also a large banner provided to pay homage to the late actor. A Nissan Skyline which Walker drove in the fourth installment of the movie as well as some cars from the popular franchise were also featured at the event.
Among the attendees were local organizers of the Southern California chapter of Gawad Kalinga, a non-profit organization which helps build home for the typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. "The people there love him, he has so many fans in the Philippines," Tony Pascau said, as quoted by Los Angeles Times. Pascau added that what struck him most was the fact that Walker was attending a charity event for the Philippines when the tragic accident happened on November 30. In addition, the president of the Philippine American Charity Foundation Luzviminda Micabalo came from Las Vegas with her husband to pay respects.
Members of the NorthPark Community Church which is located near the actor's death scene participated in the event by offering water, hot chocolate and coffee for fans attending the memorial. "We just decided that this was a community event, and we needed to participate and be a good neighbor and show our support to the fans and families," NorthPark pastor Bob Hudson explained.
In other news, after two men were arrested for allegedly stealing a piece of wrecked Porsche Carrera GT, another person tried to sell burned tree bark claimed from the crash site on ebay. After asking for at least $100 a piece, the seller had a change of heart and canceled the auction. "I would like to apologize to the family, friends, and fans of Paul Walker. At the time I listed the bark for sale, I did not realize the emotional impact it would have," the seller said, as quoted by TMZ.