It's a somber day for Paul Walker fans.
A mere eight days after the shocking and untimely death of the 40-year-old actor, family, friends, and fans are flocking to a car rally and public memorial service to honor the fallen "Fast & Furious" star.
Thousands, including rapper T-Pain, have made the pilgrimage to the crash site on Hercules Street in Valencia, California, and have gathered to remember both Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery accident on November 30.
A spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station told omg! that the department had enlisted the help of "volunteers, reserve deputies, and regular shift deputies" to help control the massive crowds. Nearby, NorthPark Community Church asked its parishioners to bring bottles of water to church to hand out to those who have gathered near the memorial.
Photos have already begun to pepper social media, showing the hundreds of flowers, candles, and posters that have been laid nearby the crash site. A large poster board has also been created, allowing fans to pay tribute to the two car enthusiasts. And while many fans have already arrived at the memorial, hundreds are still making the drive and posting photos of their sad journey.
Their heartfelt posts show just how loved Walker was.
At the Paul Walker memorial. pic.twitter.com/row8YncrK4— Lady Ducayne (@LadyDucayne) December 8, 2013
Massive amount of cars heading to the Paul walker Memorial crash site near Six Flags. pic.twitter.com/rNXWnycp5f— Ma Brothers (@SoCalThemePk360) December 8, 2013
Everyones going to the Paul Walker memorial. pic.twitter.com/2WLRhSyVV2— Alba Marina (@AlbaMayo) December 8, 2013
5000+ at Paul Walker/Roger Rodas memorial. We've been here for 30 minutes and it's traffic still have about .5 miles pic.twitter.com/mQjmeM0lEI— Arman Mickey Mouse (@ARMSIM323) December 8, 2013
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