Private Funeral Held for Paul Walker

4:03 PM PST 12/14/2013 by THR Staff
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UPDATED: The late actor's "Fast and Furious" co-stars Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez shared tributes on social media.

A private funeral for actor Paul Walker was reportedly held on Saturday.

Family members -- including parents Paul Walker Sr. and Cheryl Walker -- convened at Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery for the service, according to E! Online.

The 40-year-old Fast and the Furious actor died on the afternoon of Nov. 30 when the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that his friend, Roger Rodas, 38, had been driving crashed on Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia. 

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Tyrese Gibson, one of Walker's Fast and Furious co-stars, wrote an emotional post on Instagram regarding the funeral.

"Today in a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead.... God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings," GIbson wrote. "For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment..... I guess you can't get all you ask for in life.... But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love..... Never did I take my access for granted.... Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that's why we're all feeling it... #RIHAW Rest In Heaven Angel Walker."

Fellow Fast and Furious star Ludacris took to Instagram to post what looks like a program from the funeral.

Meanwhile, Michelle Rodriguez tweeted of her co-star: "I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, 'stay golden pony boy.' " She added: "I hope you get my tweet in heaven, ps your right; 'stop talking just do it already';) Love you Paul, your departure is fuel to my fire, well meet again, enjoy that light."

A public memorial held at the crash site on Dec. 8 drew many fans and car enthusiasts. A private vigil at the site for family and friends was held on the evening of Dec. 2.

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The Los Angeles County coroners' office released the initial autopsy findings on Dec. 4, ruling the two deaths an accident. Rodas was said by the coroner to have died of "multiple traumatic injuries" and Walker of "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries."

Universal Pictures had issued a statement temporarily shutting down production on the seventh Fast film "so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise."

The family has asked that, instead of flowers, any donations may be made to the actor's charity, Reach Out Worldwide. 

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