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Paul Walker

Autopsy Report

Horrifying Injuries

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

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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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607 COMMENTS

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76.

Perky    

Medium-rare, not well done.

301 days ago
77.

billybob    

Anyway, Walker was a mediocre actor starring in more or less moronic b-movies. He will be forgotten very soon . . .

301 days ago
78.

Dingo Ate My Baby    

lol @ you idiots complaining about TMZ. You go to a celebrity gossip site then complain about them reporting on celebrities. It is a news story and it is also being reported on in the national news outlets not just on TMZ. But then again most of you have probably never actually read an article other then whats on TMZ. Losers.

301 days ago
79.

Dead@27    

Here's another clue for you all: The Walrus was Paul.

301 days ago
80.

KelC.     

Devestating. R.I.P. 👼

301 days ago
81.

Swords Woman    

Pugilistic stance?!?!
What merit does this article of yours have other than to upset the families & the fans some more?
They've been through ENOUGH.
You guys are despicable!

301 days ago
82.

Mel    

Wow slow news day TMZ, let the poor guy RIP!!!!

301 days ago
83.

Robin    

Why don't you little a-holes find something better to do with your time than to come on TMZ and talk trash about them? If you don't like it, move on. Obviously you have nothing better to do nor do you have a life if you have to come here and pick apart the stories they share. Oh and don't just wave your finger at TMZ because other BIG news stations are reporting THE SAME STORY WITH THE SAME INFO. Don't believe me? Check out ET Online or any other one. They just shared this same story. Oh and yes they will share this because people like you are in fact reading them. BAM! Shut it!

301 days ago
84.

Sylvia    

The pugilistic stance was due to the heat of the fire, it was not a defensive stance. The heat from the fire cause the muscles and tendons to contract thus drawing up the limbs in a "pugilistic posture". I doubt very much if even had time to think about defending himself.

301 days ago
85.

OSCAR    

Upon the examiner concluding the autopsy, and letting it know to the chief examiner, he said to the doctor, "Well done"

301 days ago
86.

james k    

TMZ.. what the hell is wrong with you? why are you posting this ****. Have some tact. ****ing media vultures. MOVE ON!!!

301 days ago
87.

Kay in San Diego    

Stop! Stop! Stop! Let him rest. Why bring back horrific memories?

301 days ago
88.

Ca Girl    

Let the guy RIP already!!

301 days ago
89.

Zambonie    

Sounds like he suffered very little if at all
That's the best you can hope for in these situations
Now lets let this rest

301 days ago
90.

james k    

TMZ.. what the hell is wrong with you? why are you posting this ****. Have some tact. vultures. MOVE ON!!!

301 days ago
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