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Pugilistic Stance: Paul Walker’s Cause Of Death Worse Than Thought Reveals Coroner’s Autopsy

Pugilistic Stance: Paul Walker's Cause Of Death Worse Than Thought

A pugilistic stance is how Paul Walker’s cause of death is being described by the coroners report. Some say the Fast And Furious star was bracing for impact, but the actual report describes a reality that’s worse than previously imagined.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Paul Walker’s Porsche was apparently going around 100 MPH before the accident occurred.

The very graphic details revealed by the coroner were upsetting to many and Vin Disel did not take them well:

“The last scene we filmed together… There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we’ve come… There was always moments of child-like laughter… We had accomplished so much by 2013… The complexities of Brotherhood, and the painful void… of it’s absence. Fast and Furious 7 will be released… April 10th 2015! P.s. He’d want you to know first…”

Although some reports have claimed Paul Walker’s Fast And Furious 7 character will be retired, others suggest Cody Walker, Paul’s brother, will step in as a replacement:

“If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honour his brother’s memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving. They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance. If it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up, they can CGI it later on.”

According to some reports, it’s claimed Walker knew what was about to come. Moments before impact, he supposedly entered a pugilistic stance, or a defensive position, as if readying himself for the impact, which spun the Porsche 180 degrees before being torn in half by a tree and exploding in flames. The impact fractured many bones in his body, including his collar bone, jaw, and upper arm.

Some believe the pugilistic stance might have helped him momentarily survive the impact and the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” is what killed him in the end. The coroner preserved some of his organs and they discovered “scant soot in Walker’s trachea,” which leads them to believe he was still breathing after the initial accident.

Unfortunately, the truth is probably worse than these earlier reports. The actual phrasing from the coroners report says the “decedent was charred and in a pugilistic stance.” A coroner’s spokesman explained what this meant, describing “how the muscles of the body contract due to the heat into a ‘boxer-like’ appearance.” This pugilistic stance, or pugilistic attitude, is described as being “characterized by flexion of elbows, knees, hip, neck and clenching of hand into a fist,” with the extremely hot fires causing the muscles to stiffen and shorten. The coroners say the flame injuries were so horrific that Walker’s body “cannot be positively identified visually,” the organs weren’t viable for tissue donation due to the charring, and they were forced to rely on dental records.

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33 Responses to “Pugilistic Stance: Paul Walker’s Cause Of Death Worse Than Thought Reveals Coroner’s Autopsy”

  1. Danny Stilletto

    Basically what they're trying to diplomatically say is that he was burned alive.
    Just horrific news.

  2. Carol Leonard

    The pugilistic stance refers to what happens when a body is burned up to this degree. It would have happened whether he was alive or dead when burned. The article doesn't say whether they think he was still conscious when he was burned. But use your common sense, if he crashed at 100 mph, then it's extremely unlikely he was conscious for the fire part.

  3. JJ Manziel

    just wondering ,,, was he wearing his seatbelt ,,,, and if he were,, would he have been conscious to get out of the car during the 60 secs b4 the fire started….

  4. Don Jordan

    Paul was fine but the movies and the misguided macho of his co workers was the problem causing this mess. The slow ones are still alive and kicking better to live a life not on the edge because its exciting but live it responsibly and chances you won't get aids you won't die in car accidents or from other fast lifestyle blowback problems.

  5. Rhiannon DeSade

    While I understand the public wants to know about the demise of celebrities (and certainly once a person becomes a celebrity the right to most privacy is out the door)…I feel for the families of the celebrity. His children, parents, girlfriend, etc did not ask for celebrity and knowledge perhaps they did not want to know is in the news and certainly will be in the tabloids. I cannot imagine standing in line at the supermarket and seeing a magazine with my loved ones horrific death plastered all over the cover. Paul Walker is dead, and no matter how or why or what horrible circumstances he endured, his pain is gone now. Those behind are in pain and I hope the media will handle this with empathy especially for his daughter.

  6. Rhiannon DeSade

    While I understand the public wants to know about the demise of celebrities (and certainly once a person becomes a celebrity the right to most privacy is out the door)…I feel for the families of the celebrity. His children, parents, girlfriend, etc did not ask for celebrity and knowledge perhaps they did not want to know is in the news and certainly will be in the tabloids. I cannot imagine standing in line at the supermarket and seeing a magazine with my loved ones horrific death plastered all over the cover. Paul Walker is dead, and no matter how or why or what horrible circumstances he endured, his pain is gone now. Those behind are in pain and I hope the media will handle this with empathy especially for his daughter.

  7. Zahir Sookoor

    He had everything….wealth, fame, honor, respect and sucess..but he never belived in the Lord of the worlds, so he'll return to Him as a nobody..
    Says the Quran "Verily those who disbelived and died in that condition, will never be accepted from them (their repentance) even if they ransom for it the entire earth, filled with gold"

  8. Jeanine Espisito

    I agree. If he had upper damages to his arms means he was bracing for impact. I wonder if they could've gotten him out or if not the fire would he still be here. Based on the autopsy reports roger took the most of the hit.

  9. Alison Griffin

    I feel sorry for his family and especially his daughter. I have read a couple of different articles on this and one had said that he had 14% carbon monoxide poisoning in his blood stream. Roger Roda's had 10%. The article went on to say both of their injuries and that the average amount of carbon monoxide that a human body could stand was 2%. Therefore that leaves me with the question if they both were unconscious from the wreck, injuries, and possibly carbon monoxide poisoning that would make you unconscious and could definitely kill you. I don't know exactly what happened and know one else does but, God. I hope they didn't suffer for long. May Paul Walker and Roger Roda's rest in peace. I also hope they let this horrific accident be put to rest and remember both of them for the kind hearted men that they were. May God Bless both of their families and especially their innocent children who do not need to be reminded of this everyday!!

  10. Michael Finley

    Although I would agree that going that fast on a residential street was irresponsible, I do believe that there was mechanical faults that caused the loss of control, I have heard that the power steering fluid was leaking, plus many expert drivers have said that the car they were driving has a tendency to be difficult to control anyhow, regardless of driver experience