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Paul Walker

DEATH CERTIFICATE

Traumatic & Thermal Injuries

12/16/2013 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker
died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries"... this according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The official cause of death is significant ... it means Walker wasn't killed from the impact alone. He also burned to death after the crash.

The L.A. County Coroner released Paul's cause of death earlier this month. The man who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, Roger Rodas, also died from "multiple traumatic injuries," but the Coroner did NOT list burns as a factor in his death.

Both death certificates reveal the men died quickly ... according to the doc, the time interval between the impact and their deaths was "rapid."

Both Walker and Rodas were killed in the November 30th crash in Santa Clarita, CA. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but as we reported, officials suspect plastic bumps in the road may have caused Rodas to lose control.

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31.

Hazardous424    

I cannot believe how many articles you morons have put on this site in relation to his death. Next I'll be needing to know what color shoe laces he had and if his breath was unpleasant.

255 days ago
32.

TuxThePenguin    

OH EM GEE!! TMZ... please let this man R.I.P.

255 days ago
33.

faithish    

Stating that he died of "thermal injuries" doesn't mean he burned to death. It most likely means he died of smoke inhalation - still not pleasant, but nowhere near as sensationalized as you're making it out to be, TMZ.

255 days ago
34.

BobbyC    

I long for the days of a Linday Lohan coke binge or a Mel Gibson anti-Semitic rant.

255 days ago
35.

KelC.     

The car crashed - trauma. Then the car began to burn - burning of an already deceased person. I don't understand the reasoning behind WANTING him to have been "burned to death". Why so much emphasize on "he burned to death". Unbelievable that they have been gone almost three weeks, yet the horrendous way in which they were taken from their loved ones, is still being milked by sites like this one. Let them rest in peace. Neither, were "public"figures. They had careers, yes. But they were not your typical celebrities. Drop the story already. Talk about his charity, about all the work he did of the screen. Yeah, who am I kidding. Yet, you're milking his tragic passing.

255 days ago
36.

paraK    

Please remember this man has a 15yr old daughter.

255 days ago
37.

Holly    

TMZ, please stop. Enough is enough. Give this family some privacy!

255 days ago
38.

Toilethead    

What the hell did you vultures think he died from? Complications of pregnancy?

255 days ago
39.

RIP Whitney    

TMZ how many times do you need to run the same awful story? The guy was unconscious and wouldn't have been aware. Stop being such douchebags about it and upsetting his loved ones.

255 days ago
40.

Russstycb14    

My, son loves the movies, this guy one of his favs, my heart aches he will be missed..

255 days ago
41.

t jam     

thats B.S. the driver SPEEDING did it , very simple

255 days ago
42.

Anthonynyadira    

Of course head injuries and thermal.. Dear lord what else would it be? Let this be and let his family live in peace. I don't see how the obvious determination of his passing is news.

255 days ago
43.

J5236    

Time to move on - any pics of Halle Berry's new baby son? =)

255 days ago
44.

Barb    

Paul Walker story #5,273...and counting.

255 days ago
45.

cb2013    

EXCLUSIVE: TMZ will be posting the same story with a different heading for the next 2 months.
Khloe, Kim, Kanye, Paul. Khloe, Kim, Kanye, Paul. Oh wait. we will slip some Linday and Chris Brown in there. Okay, back to Khloe, Kim etc etc..

255 days ago
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