Photos: Paul Walker memorial draws thousands

Photos: Paul Walker memorial draws thousands

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Fans and car enthusiasts wait in a long line to sign a poster remembering "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend Richard Roda on December 8, 2013 in Santa Clarita, California. A memorial rally and car cruise was organized by fans near the site of the fiery car crash in which Walker and friend Rodas died on November 30. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press / Getty Images

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 8:20 AM

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the “Fast & Furious” actor died in a car crash.

The memorial, planned through social media, was scheduled to begin at noon, but mourners began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes. Throughout the afternoon, thousands of people, including entire families with children, dropped by.

Walker, 40, was killed when the Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree and then burst into flames. The actor’s friend and financial adviser, Roger Rodas, who was driving, also died. Authorities say speed was a factor in the crash.

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