Paul Walker Remembered: Friends and Family Pay Tribute One Year After Actor’s Death
It was one year ago today that Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident near Los Angeles.
His friends took to social media to pay tribute to the star, while his dad remembered him in a touching interview with E! News.
“Fast & Furious” co-star Vin Diesel recalled how Paul took pride in being Uncle Pablo to his daughter. He explained, “we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilicle cord.”
Vin continued, “He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood... that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life... A year ago today... a year of mourning... and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo...”
Tyrese posted on Instagram, "A celebration of Paul William Walker will be echoed around the world.... In this life one would hope to be this 'effective...1 year ago today God called an angel home early. I miss my brother I miss my friend and I miss OUR STAR!!!!! Physically gone but forever alive in our minds, hearts and spirit..."
He also asked that everyone pray for Paul's friends and family, explaining, “today will be a tough day for us.”
Ludacris also shared on Instagram, "Always in our hearts. Can't believe it's been a year already. You spirit will be felt in volumes across the world forever #fast7april3rd #rip."
While Michelle Rodriguez tweeted, "I love you Paul. Your living in the hearts of all who love you for sure. Sending mad love out to Heaven @SupportROWW."
Paul's dad, Paul Walker III, told E! News that he still feels his son's presence everyday. "I miss talking to him a great deal," he said. "He had a good heart."
He added, "He didn't like the limelight. Paul said one time, 'I really don't like this business, but I can do a lot of good with the money I make.'"
Paul did put his money to good use, creating the organization Reach Out Worldwide, a nonprofit that helps mobilize aid workers during natural disasters.
"Paul just radiated love and you can't fake that," his dad said. "Paul had a really good heart. I thought, 'How did I deserve such a wonderful son?'"