Cody Walker spent Wednesday clearing up his late brother's possessions at his home in Santa Barbara, California
At point one a neighbor stopped to offer the distraught 25-year-old a hug and her condolences
An autopsy on Wednesday determined that Paul Walker died from the 'combined effects of traumatic and thermal
One of the last times that the brothers enjoyed a family occasion together was at the wedding of other brother, Caleb, in October
Universal Pictures has shut down production of Fast & Furious 7 for an unspecified time following the actor's death on Saturday
Sara Nathan and David Mccormack
15:46 GMT, 5 December 2013
17:52 GMT, 5 December 2013
Paul Walker's younger brother
Cody began the heart-breaking task of clearing up the late actor’s
personal belongings on Wednesday, as his family try to terms with their tragic loss.
grief-stricken Cody Walker, 25, visited his late brother's home in Santa
Barbara, California, on Wednesday afternoon and later could be seen
packing boxes of the Fast & Furious star’s possessions into the back of a car.
As Cody packed the trunk with items including clothes, a surf board, a rifle and
several boxes, a concerned neighbor stopped to give him a hug and pass
on her condolences.
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An emotional Cody Walker visited his late
brother's house in Santa Barbara, California on Wednesday to begin the
difficult task of clearing the actor's belongings
Paul Walker's younger brother Cody takes a moment to contemplate as he spent several hours on Wednesday removing items from the Fast & Furious star's Santa Barbara home
The gates to the actor's home has become something of a shrine in recent days as fans wishing to pay their respects have left countless bouquets of flowers and candles.
Walker tragically died in a car crash on Nov. 30, when the Porsche that
his friend Roger Rodas was driving smashed into a light pole and tree.
According to an autopsy released on Wednesday, Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and the subsequent fire.
actor died from the ‘combined effects of traumatic and thermal
injuries,’ according to the autopsy released by the Los Angeles County
A Santa Barbara neighbor of Paul Walker stops to give brother Cody a hug and offer her condolences
Cody Walker filled his vehicle with a number of his late brother's personal belongings including clothes, a surf board, a gun and various boxes
The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was
driven by Rodas, who was dead from ‘multiple traumatic injuries’
before the car exploded in flames, the autopsy said.
Results of toxicology testing will take another six to eight weeks.
Walker starred in all but one of the six Fast & Furious blockbuster films that glorified fast cars and dangerous driving.
investigators are still trying to determine what caused Rodas to career
out of control on Saturday. They have said speed was a factor in the crash
about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The limited-edition Porsche was
previously owned by IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, who has said it was
difficult to drive. It is not just fast - it can hit 100 mph in less
than 7 seconds - but also unforgiving in its handling.
The gates to Paul Walker's home has become something of a shrine in recent days as fans wishing to pay their respects have left countless bouquets of flowers and candles
As Paul Walker's family try to come to terms with their tragic loss, younger brother Cody spent Wednesday focused on clearing up the late actor's personal possessions
Paul Walker's brother Cody, 25, spent Wednesday clearing up his late brother's belongings, on the same day that an autopsy revealed that the actor had died from the 'combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries'
Little more than a month before the
actor's tragic death on Saturday, the Walker family had celebrated a family
wedding as another brother, Caleb, 36, had married his fiancée Stephanie
Paul was best man on the big day and Cody a groomsman in the now poignant photos that show
the brothers laughing and smiling together for what would be one of the last ever times.
The stunning album of pictures give a
glimpse of the close-knit family who are now grieving following the
With a smile on his face and a cheeky
glint in his eye, the Fast & Furious star can be seen toasting his brother Caleb on his special day.
Paul is also seen posing with his
fellow groomsmen at the wedding held on October 23 at Dove Canyon
Country Club in Orange County, California.
Smiles: Beaming, the Walker brothers, from left, Cody, Caleb and Paul, pose in the fall sunshine at Caleb's October wedding
Brothers in arms: Paul Walker joins his brothers and fellow groomsmen at Caleb Walker's wedding on October 23 - little more than a month before his fiery death in a car crash
In another shot, he cracks up laughing
as Cody makes a joke while the brothers give a speech to the happy
couple. And he stands by a bridesmaid, in a pretty lilac dress, as he
joins the newlyweds alongside their wedding party.
The Walker clan are said to be
extremely close and earlier this week, Paul's sister Ashlie Walker told
MailOnline the family are trying to cope by using their Mormon faith.
Ashlie, 37, also hit out at reports her brother and his good friend
Roger Rodas - who was at the wheel of a Porsche when they crashed in
Los Angeles on Saturday - were drag racing at the time of their death.
her silence, Miss Walker said: 'They were absolutely not racing, that's
a complete lie. It hurts us when we hear these lies and it makes our
grief worse and more painful.
are irresponsible allegations and people are trying to make out speed
and racing was the reason for his death when it was just a terrible
Brotherly love: Paul Walker and his youngest brother Cody, 25, give a toast at their brother Caleb's wedding to Stephanie Branch
Best Man: Paul Walker gives a toast to the newlyweds at the Dove Canyon Country Club in Orange County, California, on October 23
A close family member said Paul would
be the 'biggest angel in heaven', adding: ‘Paul was a wonderful man and
the best person you could ever meet. We are all totally distraught and
beside ourselves with grief.
can gain hope from this tragic accident through our strong Christian
background and faith. We are grateful to be surrounded by such loving
friends and family that have been praying for us and will be forever by
'We seek comfort
in their love and our faith. We definitely believe that Paul has gone to
a better place and is now with our heavenly father.
'We have a strong Mormon faith and although Paul wasn’t practicing at the time, he always had a very strong Christian faith.'
Tears: Just a month after her wedding, Paul Walker's new sister-in-law Stephanie hugs his father Paul Walker Snr outside the family home on Monday as younger brother Cody Walker looks on following the star's death
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures announced
that it has shut down production for an unspecified time on the seventh
installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
The studio announced Wednesday that
the film will shut down 'for a period of time so we can assess all
options available to move forward with the franchise.'
The seventh installment of the street
car racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of Fast
& Furious 7 has been filmed, it's far from complete.
When Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Shooting had been planned to resume Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker's death.
Final picture: Paul Walker stands next to the Porsche Carrera GY that he was killed in when it crashed and burst into flames in LA on Saturday
Mangled: Firefighters stand by the wreckage of the crash in which Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in Valencia, California, on Saturday
Universal had been trying to
fast-track Fast & Furious 7 for a July 11 release, a date that's
likely to be postponed. Universal hasn't yet announced any release date
'Right now, all of us at Universal
are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our
extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers,' the
studio said in a statement.
Walker starred in all but one
installment of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, which has been
particularly lucrative for Universal. Fast & Furious 6, released in
May, was the highest grossing film in the series, earning more than $788
Universal announced on Tuesday that
it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the upcoming DVD, Blu-ray
and digital release of Fast & Furious 6 to Walker's charity Reach
Walker, 40, founded Reach Out
Worldwide in 2010 to give first-response aid to victims of natural
disasters. Walker was hosting a fundraiser for the nonprofit on Saturday
afternoon before the crash.
Memorial: Fans stand by the scene of the crash in which Paul Walker lost his life. Police are still investigating the tragedy - but have ruled out a theory the star and his friend were drag racing
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