Paul Walker’s Dad: I Told Him to Stop Doing Daredevil Stuff

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Paul Walker’s Dad: I Told Him to Stop Doing Daredevil Stuff
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We’d like to lay the Paul Walker news to rest, but interestingly enough, Paul’s own father seems to be giving a lot of interviews about his son.

Paul’s dad sat down with E! and offered the sad revelation that Paul’s joy rides and love of fast cars was already a problem in the family. Not long before Paul passed away, his dad said he made him promise to stop doing “daredevil stuff.”

“The last conversation we had, I sat there, I looked at him and I said, 'You know, I love you very much. I love all of you. And we're all very, very close. If anything was to happen to anybody in this family, it would be a rough deal,'” said his dad. “I said, 'Promise me, no more daredevil stuff.' I said, 'If in your heart, you say, I can do this, then by all means, do it. If your mind says, maybe not. Then don't.' I looked at him, I said, 'Will you promise me that?'"

So sad. Paul’s dad also revealed that Paul didn’t like fame or attention very much and even suggested that he wouldn’t be okay with the media attention his death has received.

“It was embarrassing to him,” he said. “I thought last night, ‘Paul would be so embarrassed of this.'”

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