The pair met when they raced cars together at various events, and Rodas later became Paul’s business partner and financial adviser in 2007.
Rodas, 38, was the CEO of Always Evolving, a car customisation shop, where Saturday’s charity event was being held.
Paul leaves behind his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, and former pro racer Rodas leaves behind his wife and two children.
The eerie photo shows the late 40-year-old alongside his friend’s bright red Porsche GT just hours before his death.
Walker was in the passenger seat of a friend’s red Porsche GT on his way to a charity event when the driver lost control.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department confirmed when officers arrived at the scene, they found the vehicle had gone up in flames and two people were pronounced dead.
Roger was the CEO of Always Evolving, a car customisation shop, where Saturday’s charity event was being held.
A statement on Paul’s Facebook page said: “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.
“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.
“Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time.”
The actor – who is survived by his 15-year-old daughter – made his name in the ‘Fast & Furious‘ film series, appearing in five of the six movies to date.
The seventh movie in the serious began filming in September and is currently in post-production.
Universal Pictures – who distribute the series – said: “Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the ‘Fast and Furious’ films, and to countless fans.
from daily mirror
- Paul Walker’s Fiery Wreck (4umf.com)
- Paul Walker Dead at 40 In Fiery Car Crash (adelekeblog.wordpress.com)
- Meet Roger Rodas, Driver in Crash that Killed Paul Walker (everyjoe.com)
- Watch Paul Walker’s accident video (thenewstribe.com)
- Paul Walker dead: Was Roger Rodas in middle of street race when fatal crash happened? (mirror.co.uk)
- Paul Walker died in a car crash (voiceofrussia.com)
- Paul Walker dead at 40, Hollywood stunned (dpatlarge.wordpress.com)
- Paul Walker last picture 30 minutes before death climbing into Porshe which killed him (mirror.co.uk)
- Driver in Paul Walker crash confirmed (foxnews.com)