Almost four years after Hollywood actor Paul Walker lost his life in a car accident, his mother Cheryl has opened up about her grief.
During an interview on The Dr. Oz Show, Cheryl reflected on the horror of the day she learned of her son’s tragic death.
“I had a really nice conversation with Paul that morning,” she said.
“He was in my home, he left to go to the event and so I was expecting him back in the early afternoon, evening. And we had plans with his daughter, too, to decorate a Christmas tree that night.”
The mother-of-three recalled that later that day a family friend came over to deliver the heartbreaking news.
“I think I was in the kitchen and then I heard somebody come in and I looked and it was a friend of mine. Somebody that Paul knew too,” she said.
“She looked like she just lost somebody, you know, she looked very upset.”
“And then other people started arriving, including the two young men that Paul grew up with that were trying to get him out of the car.”
But despite the support of her family and friends, Cheryl confessed she found it difficult to go on without the Fast And Furious star.
“I felt guilty for even feeling like that, but I really honestly would wish that I didn’t have to wake up in the morning,” she admitted.
“I would never have taken my life, but I really felt that way. Because when you wake up, you have to realise what’s real and you relive it all again.”
Paul’s brother Caleb also opened up about life without his sibling, revealing how difficult he had found it to play his character in the movie Furious 7 not long after his passing.
“I always wanted be like him growing up, and so stepping into his shoes was special, but it was too soon, you know, looking back at it,” he said.
“But the most special part was getting to know his other family that he had been working with for 15 years. Every cast member, every person on the set all had a special, unique bond with Paul.”
The 40-year-old was at the height of his career when the Porsche Carrera he was riding in slammed into a pole and burst into flames on a Los Angeles street.
His friend and financial adviser Roger Radas, who was driving the vehicle the time, was also killed in the accident on November 30 2013.
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