Following the news that Paul Walker’s family was looking for the perfect place to lay Walker to rest, it was unveiled that his remains were cremated on December 12, when he was transferred from the Los Angeles cemetery to a crematory in Glendale, California, reports dailymail.co.uk.
According to a source, Walker’s family “intends on dividing Paul’s ashes between an urn and keepsakes.” His funeral, which was held this Saturday, was going to be a private service, only to be attended by relatives, though some of Walker’s co-stars from the Fast and Furious franchise were also invited because Walker considered them to be family, TMZ reports. To protect the deceased actor’s 15-year-old daughter Meadow, who is devastated, the family was keen to avoid a horde of media and fans.
To pay homage to the late actor, his younger brother Cody Walker has reportedly been asked to help the film-makers complete the seventh instalment of Fast and the Furious, reports Bang Showbiz. Walker was on a break from filming for the movie when he lost his life in a fiery car crash. His lookalike sibling Cody, who has worked as a movie stuntman in the past, was offered the part since the film-makers “realised they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie.” A source told dailymail.co.uk, “Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death… They can shoot Cody from behind and at a distance and if it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up, they can CGI it later on.”
“If Cody agrees, it’s because he wants to honour his brother’s memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now, the family and cast and crew are all still grieving,” added the source. Universal Pictures shut down the movie’s production immediately after Walker’s death, and a source previously asserted that the company was considering whether the film can be redeemed by writing out Walker’s character.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2013.