As media publications follow the tragic story of Paul Walker and his fiery death and conspiracy theorists contemplate who or what was behind his death, recent news has revealed possibly 45 million reasons that he died.
On Nov. 30, 2013 the 40 year-old star of the Fast & Furious films got into a red Porsche Carrera GT with friend and business partner Roger Rodas. With the 38 year-old Rodas behind the wheel, the two men went for a quick spin during the Reach Out Worldwide fundraiser in Valencia, California. On the trip back to the fundraiser, both men had an appointment with oblivion.
Witnesses at the car crash that killed both the driver and passenger were stunned at the fiery conflagration that enveloped the crashed vehicle. Later, after the autopsy, it was revealed that Rodas died instantly from the impact and that Walker had died from a combination of burns and crash injuries. Neither man stood a chance.
Immediately after the crash, conspiracy theorists began telling netizens of the possible causes of the crash. The Illuminati; drug cartels and even the government were all listed as organisations that had possible motives for wanting Walker dead. One theory had an almost Bondian theme that centered around a birth control drug mixed into regular medication headed for the typhoon recovering country of the Philippines.
The theory went that Walker found out about this nefarious plot to sterilize the inhabitants of the Philippines and he was killed to stop the news being broadcast. Other theories were expounded and even ‘B’ list television personality Tia Tequila opined that the star was murdered as some sort of ritualistic slaying. Now, it seems that Paul Walker had 45 million reasons behind why he died.
The recent news that the fortune left behind by the Fast & Furious philanthropic star has caused disruptions among the Walker clan is no real surprise. Death, sadly, brings out the worst in most families. Arguments about inconsequential items erupt. Sentimental keepsakes left out of the deceased person’s will can cause rifts that may never be fixed.
One unfortunate fact is that money causes its own type of aggravation. The more money, the more aggravation. Reports that the $45 million estate of Paul Walker has caused a family feud is not startling news. The sad truth behind any death of a family member is that no matter how “loved” they were by their clan, money is thicker than water…and blood. The chance to make ones lot that bit better by the acquisition of new wealth can ease the pain of losing a loved one.
No fingers are being pointed at family or surviving members of the late actor. If this were an Agatha Christie, Elmore Leonard or an Ed McBain 87th Precinct book, the family members would be high among the list of suspects. In fiction, an accident that has no reasonable explanation is treated as very suspicious by someone in the novel’s setting. The actual cause of the fiery crash that took two men’s lives is still unsolved.
While stunt experts, and Walker’s family, tend to believe that plastic “speed” bumps are to blame, there is still no satisfactory answer as to why the car burst into a fireball of flame that pretty much incinerated the vehicle yet left the trees and light pole pretty much unscathed. Other discrepancies in the accident appear on the different videos of the crash.
One CCTV camera, which does not clearly show the car, shows an almost instantaneous eruption of flames. Another camera, from a different angle shows a delay after the car crashes and the fire begins. Yet another shows some “unidentified” object hurtling toward the vehicle just before the flames begin. This last bit of footage led to the idea that a government drone was responsible for Walker’s death.
A website that appears to exist only to prove the more outlandish plots of the world has put forward the idea that both Walker and Rodas are alive and that the two men orchestrated the entire thing. This site, which we have not referenced, claims that Hollywood pyrotechnics caused the fire and that the local authorities knew about crash before its occurrence.
Leaving the more far-fetched and “loony” conspiracy theories behind, the news that Paul Walker left a fortune of $45 million seems to indicate that this may be the real reason(s) he died. With so much money at stake, it stands like the metaphoric “elephant in the room” as a pretty substantial motive to reassess Walker’s accident as something darker and more real than any of the conspiracies on offer.
By Michael Smith