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Paul Walker's Daughter Gets $10.1M From Porsche Driver

Settlement comes from Roger Rodas' estate

(Newser) - Just days after a judge ruled that Porsche is not liable for Paul Walker's death in a 2013 crash, bittersweet news for the actor's daughter: Meadow Walker has been awarded a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT... More »

Porsche Not Liable for Paul Walker Crash: Judge

But there are 2 more cases against the company still in the pipeline

(Newser) - The widow of the man driving the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker had hoped to prove that something wrong with the car itself, not the car going too fast, caused the 2013 accident. But a California federal judge on Monday dismissed Kristine Rodas' wrongful death... More »

Paul Walker's Dad Sues Porsche, Too

Actor's daughter, others have also sued over fatal crash

(Newser) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the Fast & Furious star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in... More »

Paul Walker's Teen Daughter Is Suing Porsche

Lawsuit blames 'dangerous' car for star's death

(Newser) - Fast & Furious star Paul Walker's teenage daughter believes her father would still be alive if he had been in a different car on the night of Nov. 30, 2013 , according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Meadow Walker, 16, is suing Porsche, alleging that the Carrera GT his friend... More »

Paul Walker Gets Worthy Farewell in Furious 7

Flick is a thrill ride, even with the confusing plot

(Newser) - There's a somber feeling attached to the seventh Fast & Furious flick following Paul Walker's death in the middle of filming. With help from his brothers and plenty of CGI, moviemakers managed to not only finish the movie, but honor their fallen comrade in the process. Here's... More »

Porsche Sued Over Paul Walker Crash

Roger Rodas' widow says car was to blame

(Newser) - Authorities say speed alone is to blame for the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery crash last year—but Rodas' widow begs to differ. Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit against Porsche yesterday, claiming the Carrera GT that Rodas was driving at the time had a faulty... More »

Paul Walker's Brothers to Help Finish Last Film

Younger siblings will work on 'Fast and Furious 7'

(Newser) - Paul Walker's last film will be finished with help from the late star's younger brothers, reports Us Weekly . The producers of Fast and Furious 7 announced via Facebook today that Caleb and Cody Walker "are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in... More »

Ice Cube: We Were 'Robbed' ... by Paul Walker

But insists he wasn't trying to dis late actor in controversial interview

(Newser) - Ice Cube is setting the record straight: He didn't mean to totally dis Paul Walker yesterday while complaining about the MTV Movie Awards. After losing the award for best on-screen duo to the late actor and Vin Diesel, Ice Cube told USA Today he was shocked that he and... More »

Speed Alone Killed Paul Walker: Authorities

Porsche was going as fast as 93mph immediately before crash

(Newser) - Investigators have officially confirmed what has long been suspected : Unsafe driving is solely to blame for the crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, not a mechanical problem with the Porsche or roadway conditions. The Carrera GT was going between 80mph and 93mph when Rodas lost control and crashed... More »

5 Stars Who Died in the Middle of Filming

And what became of their projects

(Newser) - When he died, Philip Seymour Hoffman had just days of filming left to finish out his role in the Hunger Games trilogy. Filmmakers are considering digitally re-creating him in order to complete one crucial scene. Radar rounds up 10 more actors who were mid-project when they died:
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A Few Odd Twists in Paul Walker's Will

He leaves his entire $25M estate to daughter Meadow, 15, but...

(Newser) - Paul Walker's entire $25 million estate is going to his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow. But TMZ notes an interesting twist: Paul's dad was named executor, and he petitioned the court to appoint Paul's mom as Meadow's guardian. Paul's mom would then also be the guardian of... More »

10 Most Charitable Celebrities rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

(Newser) - For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by . Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click... More »

Paul Walker's Porsche Was Going 100MPH

He and friend were braced for impact

(Newser) - Paul Walker and his friend had no drugs or alcohol in their systems when they were killed in a car crash in November, reports Reuters . Instead, it was the speed of their Porsche that killed them. A newly released coroner's report estimates that the Porsche Carrera GT was zooming... More »

Paul Walker Crash: 'Speed Alone' Looks to Be Factor

But other sources say the AP's report is false

(Newser) - Looks like there may not be anything to blame in the crash that killed Paul Walker other than how fast he and driver Roger Rodas were going. Investigators found no evidence of mechanical problems with the Porsche, and have also ruled out debris and roadway conditions as possible factors. "... More »

Paul Walker's Fast & Furious 7 Replacement: His Brother?

Sources say Cody Walker may film scenes

(Newser) - Paul Walker was on a break from filming the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise when he died, and production of the movie is currently on hold. But sources tell the Daily Mail that Walker's younger brother Cody, 25, may be asked to replace the late actor... More »

6K Fans Expected at Paul Walker Memorial

Sheriff's Dept. warns people about causing another crash

(Newser) - While the world is mourning Nelson Mandela, a very different public memorial will be held today in Santa Clarita, Calif.—for Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, the LA Times reports. The LA County Sheriff's Department is asking 6,000 expected visitors to obey parking regulations and not... More »

20 Movies That Debuted After a Star's Death

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before 'Hours' release

(Newser) - Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of Hours, a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in. The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up many more examples of movies released after one of their stars died. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

Teen Busted for Stealing Paul Walker Wreckage

Second souvenir hunter plans to surrender

(Newser) - One man has been arrested and another plans to surrender to authorities for allegedly swiping parts from the Porsche Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in. Police say that seven hours after the deadly crash , several cars stalked the truck that took the Porsche Carrera GT away from the... More »

Paul Walker's Last Talk With Dad: 'No Daredevil Stuff'

And TMZ thinks video may show escape attempt in fatal crash

(Newser) - The last time Paul Walker's dad talked to his son, the elder Walker addressed his son's love of taking risks. "I looked at him and I said, ... 'If anything was to happen to anybody in this family, it would be a rough deal.' I said,... More »

Paul Walker Death: Questions Remain After Autopsy

Autopsy results show he died from traumatic and thermal injuries

(Newser) - Autopsy results are in for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, showing that Walker died of traumatic and thermal injuries, while Rodas died of traumatic injuries. But many questions still surround the fatal car accident, CNN reports:
  • Did something go wrong with the car? The Porsche Carrera GT has been called
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