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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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Tiffy Bree    

Let that Man RIP and his family have some Peace also. Sheesh. Did we need to know this, considering none of us ever thought he was grinning from ear to ear during death. We know what happens when theres fire and gas involved. Leave it alone.

261 days ago


Who The Fvck would want to know all this ? LEAVE HIM ALONE KMZ , follow Pimp Momma Jenner instead

261 days ago

Robert Schiele    

In cir***stances like this where fire was involved, the phrase "pugilistic stance" usually indicates that the victim burned to death. Most victims of death by burning are found in this type of position.

261 days ago


I'm glad someone realized that a pugilistic stance did not mean he was bracing for impact. All you need to do is Google that term and the first result talks about its relation to severely burned bodies.

261 days ago


I don't think it helps people who are still grieving him, grieve him knowing that he didn't die immediately and suffered after the crash. It's just really sad. Rest in Peace Paul <3

261 days ago


So sad

261 days ago



261 days ago


This is so sad news for his Family who had just laid him to rest, then to hear or read more how is body was and what not. That's so sad. Prayers sent to the Walker Family and Roger Rodas Family..

261 days ago


According to the report ...Walker had a smile in his face.

BTW, a view breaths of carbon monoxide lead to immediate unconsciousness and death

261 days ago

andy taylor    

I guess driving fast KILLS. And kills not only the people doing it, but any potential bystanders, including babies in baby carriages, or whoever else is there. It puts at risk a heck of a lot of lives. Influencing other people to do that thru movies that glorify it or elswhere is patheric.

261 days ago


To much info!!! I don't care to know anymore, because it puts images in your head!! RIP Paul, you were greatly loved by all of us!!!!

261 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

Well clearly he suffered a horrifying death and lived to know he was being burned alive. The driver appears to have died on impact. The only positive that could possibly come of this is to show young people who are just getting their licenses the ramifications of careless and reckless driving. I know I will talk to both of my daughters about it

261 days ago


Stfu blue ugly all was neither driving nor drinking and roger wasn't drinking either.

261 days ago


Seriously TMZ, was this ghoulish recap REALLY necessary? Whats the matter - no bikini butt crack shots for the boys today?

261 days ago


Paul not all

261 days ago
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