The L.A. County Coroner’s Office released a statement regarding Paul Walker’s official cause of death. The 40-year-old passed away due to a combination of “traumatic and thermal injuries,” meaning the impact of the car along with the fire. His friend Roger Rodas died upon impact, so burning was not noted as a factor of his death. His family has requested that in lieu of gifts, that donations be made to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide. Awful to hear he suffered too. R.I.P., Paul.
Paul Walker left behind a legacy of action films and generous acts. In addition to his Reach Out Worldwide charity work, the handsome actor left a story that was shared yesterday with the world. Soldier Kyle Upham and his now wife Kristen were shopping for a diamond ring shortly before being sent again to Iraq in 2004 and Walker was in the store and had struck up a conversation with them. They left without the $9,000 ring, saying it was too expensive. But then they were called back to the store, where they were presented the ring. Walker had purchased the ring on his tab for them. He asked to keep it a secret, but yesterday jewelry store employee Irene King shared it with the world to show the actor’s true character. “He really did put his money where his mouth is and did good for this world,” she said.
“X Factor” judge Simon Cowell’s pregnant girlfriend is free to remarry. Lauren Silverman finalized her divorce from Andrew Silverman yesterday. The settlement was said to be amicable between the two.
Drake has inked a deal with Michael Jordan’s Nike brand. During his concert Tuesday night in Portland, the rapper announced, “Today also happens to be one of the best days of my life. Growing up, I’m sure we all idolized this guy – he goes by the name of Michael Jordan. So today, I came to Portland, Oregon and I officially became inducted into the Team Jordan family.” He also posted some of his designs to Instagram – the OVO Stingray 10s and OVO Stingray 12s. This is not his first foray in the fashion biz – he previously consulted with the Toronto Raptors (NBA) and revealed in September said part of that deal was launching a clothing line for the team.