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Paul Walker

Autopsy Report

Horrifying Injuries

1/3/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Paul Walker's entire body was charred through the skin it was burned so badly ... this according to the autopsy ... burned so bad none of his organs were suitable for donation.

According to the report ... obtained by TMZ ... Walker's body was laying supine in the passenger seat in a "pugilistic stance" -- that's a defensive position, as if he were bracing himself for impact.

He had multiple fractures throughout his body, including his jaw, collarbone, and left upper arm.  There were also various ribs and pelvic fractures.

The report concludes Walker died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" sustained from the Nov. 30 crash in Santa Clarita, CA.

According to the report, the L.A. County Coroner is preserving portions of Paul's organs in a jar -- sources tell us tissues are kept for a certain period of time in case of lawsuits.

Roger Rodas -- the driver -- suffered major head trauma with the top portion of his skull fractured and his brain exposed.

No alcohol or drug traces were found in either body.

The report also says there was "scant soot in Walker's trachea" -- suggesting he took a few breaths after impact.  Sources close to the investigation, however, tell TMZ, they believe both men died almost immediately.

And the report goes on ... Paul had 14% carbon monoxide saturation in his blood stream ... the normal level is 2%.  Roger had 10%.

According to the report ... after impact the car spun 180 degrees, struck a tree and nearly tore in half before exploding in flames.




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Investigation complete!!! All is recorded and we do not need to know the details. R.I.P. young man!

258 days ago


So, with his injuries, even if the car didnt burn, would he have survived?

258 days ago


Neither were drinking or doing drugs which Tmz left out

258 days ago


Does TMZ have any shame? Ever? I cannot believe the articles the write. Each time something like this is posted and they come across it rather it be online or on Tv, they are made to relive it over and over again. Imagine going through that... because TMZ wants to make they are willing to cash in on Paul at his family's expense. Enough is enough. give Paul some dignity an respect his loved ones!

258 days ago

Katie Miller    

Rest in our Lord's arms Paul & Roger; your work here on earth is done. Wishing strength and hope for your family(s).

258 days ago



258 days ago


Just so ya know The Pugilistic Stance can happen after death. Just because his body was found in this position does not mean that he "Burned to Death"

258 days ago


I really don't know why you guys decided to put this for the entire world to read. Definitely lack of common sense. We are all still mourning and there's no dispute or fowl play in their death.

258 days ago


The insensitivity of this is astounding! How do you think his loved ones, who are stil mourning I'm sure, feel about something like this??? What about his young daughter who may have been spared the details?? Give your head a shake, and perhaps subscribe to some form of humanization!

258 days ago


This is absolutely disgusting. This is not journalism. This is an insensitive, absurd and absolutely inappropriate piece of bad judgement on behalf of your staff writer. Put yourself in their family's shoes. Let them rest in peace and their family's find closure! It is stunning and mind boggling the lack of humanity and consideration that took place in publishing this.

258 days ago


Then don't read it, morons

258 days ago


We didn't even know WHO he was until it was explained. Never heard of Paul Walker. How the media fixates on certain celebrities, major and minor. Weird. RIP

258 days ago


We never even heard of Paul Walker prior to the media blitz surrounding this crash. He was a minor actor at best--what is the fascination? RIP in any event. We mean no disrepsect but the media blitz was weird for such a minor actor. Odd.

258 days ago


Coming soon from TMZ...the Paul Walker Commemorative Ashtray!!

258 days ago


There is no way to know whether these two were conscious or not after impact. I hope they weren't. They could still be breathing for a short time, but not conscious. It would be a horrible death to be burned alive while conscious.

258 days ago
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