In fact, when AllStars model Mila Saki had the chance to meet the handsome actor at the Reach Out Worldwide charity event for Philippines Typhoon victims in Santa Clarita, California on Saturday, she couldn’t stop gushing how “genuine” the 40-year-old star was.
Tragically, she or no one else for that matter, could foresee or know that the shot of her and Walker above would be one of the last taken of him alive before he would lose his life in a fiery car crash.
“I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Paul Walker minutes before his passing, he seemed happy up to his last moment,” Mila told CelebZter. “He was such a positive person and just so genuine — he really was just a nice guy.”
“It’s just such a tragedy and so sad that he died so young,” adds the motorsports model, who was at the charity event representing a well-known drifting team called International All Stars.
And a tragedy that is becoming an increasingly senseless one after it emerged overnight that new footage obtained by CNN shows that Walker was trapped inside his car for a whole minute before the fireball engulfed the Porsche Carerra GT.
The footage comes as investigators put a “security hold” on preliminary findings of the autopsies of the remains of Walker and his pal, Roger Rodas, 38, and also on the back of a report that the pair’s death may be the result of mechanical issue with the supercar and not a joy ride gone wrong, as was previously suspected.
A professional driver, who was at the charity show in Santa Clarita has come forward to claim that Rodas and Walker took their car out to check if there was something wrong with it — and it had problems from the outset.
“As they were backing up the Carrera to put into the garage, it started stalling. I heard someone say, and I think it was Roger, ‘Why is the car stalling? Let’s take it around the block'”, the unidentified witness told Hollywood Reporter.