Paul Walker laid to rest

Flowers and messages are left at a memorial rally and car cruise in Valencia, California to remember actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. Photo / AP
Flowers and messages are left at a memorial rally and car cruise in Valencia, California to remember actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. Photo / AP

Paul Walker has been laid to rest.

The 'Fast and Furious' star's family, closest friends and select co-stars gathered at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills where they said their final goodbyes to the actor, who died alongside his friend Roger Rodas when their car crashed on November 30.

The 40-year-old star was cremated on Thursday and his ashes were interred today in a non-denominational ceremony.

During the gathering an American flag was folded into a triangle and displayed, then given to Paul's family. A framed portrait of the star was also set on an easel.

The service had been organised by Paul's father, Paul Walker Sr., brothers Caleb and Cody Walker and other family members. It was attended by around 40 people and deliberately kept small out of respect for Paul and to protect his distraught 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.

A further private gathering will now be held, but will also be a strictly invitation only affair for those closest to the actor.

A public memorial took place last Sunday, when thousands of fans attended the site in Santa Clarita where Paul and Roger were killed when their car hit a post. Many brought their own modified cars, which had been influenced by the 'Fast and Furious' films.

Thousands of tributes have been paid to the late star, with one of the most moving from his co-star Vin Diesel.

Quoting Scottish poet Thomas Campbell, he wrote: "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

He added: "Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now... and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us... on me...

"I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were... on and off screen. (sic)"

-BANG! Showbiz

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