Local restaurant owner remembers Paul Walker

by: Dave Huddleston Updated:

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ATLANTA —

Kenneth Katz owns the downtown Atlanta restaurant named Buenos Dias Café on Decatur Street. He said for three days the stars of the movie "Fast and Furious 7" filmed scenes across the street from his café.

Katz said in between takes and camera shot changes, Paul Walker would come inside his restaurant and drink coffee.

"They spent a lot of time with us – hours. They were here for three days spending hours sitting here sipping coffee," Katz said.

Katz also said that the whole crew would pose for pictures with his children, 13-year-old Samuel and 8-year-old Emma.

"They were kind enough to stop and take pictures with them. But Paul's (Walker) eyes were closed, so he came back and took another picture with the kids," he said.

But Katz said his children were saddened to hear about Walker's death this weekend in a car accident in California.

Police said Walker and a business partner died after the partner lost control of his car and crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames and both men died at the scene. Katz said Walker's death has been a learning experience for his children.

"We discussed his (Walker's) death and the kids came to the conclusion that it's important to be nice to people while you have a chance because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. We were talking with him a couple of weeks ago, and today he's dead," Katz said.

California police say their initial investigation shows the driver of the car lost control, but they are still investigating.