Paul Walker's last words before his death were: "Let's go for a drive."
(Still from amateur footage of Walker (right) prior to getting into the car)
The 40-year-old actor, who is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, died on Saturday when the Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in smashed into a tree and burst into flames after he and friend Roger Rodas, who was driving the supercar, decided to go out for a short drive at a charity event.
(The wreckage of the Porsche after the crasch. Picture: AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)
Roger was in the middle of parking the vehicle into a bay when Paul arrived at the fundraiser at high end car shop Always Evolving – which Paul had a stake in – after one of his employees was having difficulty backing the motor into the store.
When Roger took the wheel the 'Fast and the Furious' star went up to him and asked if they could go out in the Porsche as he hadn't driven in it yet.
Paul's friend Jim Torp said: "Roger backed it in to the garage and Paul jumped in and said, 'Hey, let's go for a drive'.
"So they went for a little drive and this is what happened."
The Porsche was a mangled wreck following the fatal accident, but Jim admitted Paul – who is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow - "had to die this way" as he was such a huge fan of fast cars and spent a lot of his movie career acting in them on the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise.
(People gather in LA at a roadside memorial for the actor. Picture: AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Ryan Fonseca)
He added to the New York Daily News newspaper: "It's strange.
"[Walker] made his movies. He lived his life and he died fast and furious today. He loved speed, he loved cars, and he had to die this way. He died in a very fast car with his friend."
Meanwhile Walker's 'Fast & Furious' co-star Tyrese Gibson broke down in tears while visiting the scene of his death yesterday.
The 34-year-old actor-and-rapper, who starred alongside the 40-year-old actor in the action franchise, stopped by the crash scene in Santa Clarita, California, to pay respects to Paul.
Tyrese remained silent as he walked up to the site carrying a yellow flower in his hand, but was reduced to tears as he approached the tragic scene.
The star then took away a piece of wreckage from the scene, before posting a picture of the scrap metal in his hand on Instagram.
He captioned the photo, writing: "I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you ...
"Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad (sic)"