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Paul Walker’s crash was speed-related, not mechanical

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When Paul Walker tragically passed away in a car crash last November, there was some talk as to the cause of the crash. While some suggested the car was going way too fast, others suggested it might have been a mechanical failure with the vehicle itself. Well, turns out, they were definitely driving too fast.

The Associated Press quotes a source from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. — the agency that conducted the mechanics analysis — who says the crash was NOT the result of mechanical failure.  Speed was the trigger for the fatal accident.

Investigators also noted the tires were 9 years old. Shortly after Paul died … law enforcement sources told us they were the original tires on the car and they had hardened … which means it lost traction on the road.

That’s terrible, but also, CARS ARE DANGEROUS, people. Sure, there’s no sense in shaming Paul now that he’s died, but hopefully others can learn from his tragedy and NOT speed around for fun. It can cost you your life and/or kill other people. You’d think that’d be common sense, but clearly not…

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Paul Walker asked his mom to care for his daughter the day he died

paul walkerPaul Walker tragically passed away last November after a car crash, leaving behind a teenage daughter, Meadow. It was recently revealed that Paul’s mother Cheryl was seeking full custody of her, and now it seems clear why: apparently Paul asked Cheryl to look after Meadow full-time just hours before he died.

From TMZ:

Sources close to the Walker family tell us … Paul approached his mother, Cheryl, on November 30th and asked her to retire from her nursing job to take care of Meadow full-time.

Turns out Walker had been overwhelmed with his work schedule and couldn’t juggle that with his parental responsibilities.  So in August — 3 months before he died — Meadow moved in with Cheryl, who was working full time.

Paul hired a series of nannies to care for Meadow when Cheryl was on the job, but none of them worked out.

So finally … on the morning of his death, Paul called Cheryl and said he had given up on the nanny search and wanted her to be a full-time, stay-at-home grandma.  Cheryl agreed, and Paul then called other family members to inform them of his decision.

Huh. Apparently Meadow’s mother has a serious drinking problem, so her caring for Meadow is out of the question. I’m sure there’ll be no objections to this arrangement, but here’s hoping it goes smoothly, because I think everyone in that family has been through quite enough trauma.

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So, RZA Wrote a Paul Walker Tribute Song…

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Paul Walker tragically passed away last weekend after the Porsche he was riding in burst into flames, killing himself and the other passenger. While plenty of celebrities have voiced their condolences following his death, perhaps none is more slightly confusing than that of Wu Tang member RZA, who actually wrote a song called ‘Destiny Bends’ which he posted on Soundcloud yesterday.

Of course, after looking into it, Paul and RZA apparently struck up a friendship while on the set of the upcoming movie Brick Mansions, which makes slightly more sense. Here’s what RZA had to say about Paul:

“I want to dedicate this song to my friend, Paul Walker. Up in the studio last night, writing for myself, I decided to write a song for you. Peace, brother.”

“I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity.”

That’s actually really sweet.