Paul Walker's mother recalls his last phone call where he spoke about buying Christmas tree for daughter
The upcoming documentary 'I am Paul Walker' features interviews with his mother, closest friends and family
Paul Walker's sudden death came as a shock to almost anybody who knew the 'Fast and the Furious' superstar, especially his fanbase which was rocked to the core and shattered by the news. And now, five years after the tragic accident that took his life, his mother has opened up about the last time she had seen the actor before his death. Walker died in November 2013 when a car he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames. He was 40 at the time of his death. It has now been revealed that his last conversation with his mum Cheryl involved his daughter Meadow.
An upcoming documentary on the life of the departed actor features his mother Cheryl's account of her last phone call with Walker along with several interviews with the late star's closet friends and family members.
Cheryl shares how the last conversation involved her chatting to her son and granddaughter about buying a Christmas tree. In the middle of the discussion, the actor realized he was supposed to be at an event and rushed off to attend it. That was the last time she heard from him.
She told People magazine: "We were having this good conversation, and he'd forgotten about an event he had... He got a text and said, 'Oh my gosh, I'm supposed to be somewhere!'" While it was rather unfortunate how it was the last time she ever spoke to him, the situation in which Walker was found was sadder.
It was revealed post the accident that the actor was burnt so badly in the accident that he was left pretty much unrecognizable. Cheryl continued saying: "I think so many people think, 'Oh, he was just a movie star who was killed in a car accident.' But there was so much more to him. That was just a piece of who he was. He was an amazing man."
Walker's family have maintained a tradition to keep his memory alive. Every year, on his birthday (September 12), his loved ones visit one of his favorite surfing spots and participate in throwing sunflowers into the ocean.
Cheryl added: "I've gotten letters from people all over the world who said he made a difference in their lives. That is such a blessing. He's never forgotten."
And, sure enough, the trailer for 'I Am Paul Walker' which was released recently shows that the show is a real tear jerker. It does show how huge an impact the star had on his fans and how, even after five years, fans cannot accept the fact that he has gone.
Celebrating the life and rise of the late actor, the documentary takes viewers through touching stories from Walker's siblings about their childhood together focusing on inspiring tales and his unconditional kindness. His brother Cody says: "He was a big kid." His sister Ashlie adds: "He liked to go fast. As soon as I was old enough to hang on tight, I was on the back of his big wheel with him going for the ride of my life."
The documentary 'I Am Paul Walker' is scheduled to air in the US on Paramount Network at 9/8c on Saturday, August 11.