Eight years have passed since “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker died in a fatal car accident, and his real life and on-screen family have marked the anniversary on social media.
Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were on tour in Santa Clara, California, returning from a toy drive for Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide charity for victims of Typhoon Haiyan when the accident occurred. Rodas drove a Porsche Carrera GT into a concrete lamppost and tree at high speed before the car caught fire, killing him and Walker. Walker was 40 years old.
Meadow Walker posted a photo of her father kissing her cheek as a baby, captioning it with the words, “I love you and miss you to no end,” she wrote. “Today and every day I celebrate your life, your love. And you, my best friend. “
Meadow also encouraged her supporters to consider the Paul Walker Foundation for Giving tuesday in a separate Instagram post.
“To honor my father’s legacy, we hope you will join us in doing good,” he wrote. “Today, proceeds from our limited edition Yeti PWF mug will go directly to #Toys for children 🧸💜💞💓⭐️ Happy Donation Tuesday! “
“Our Fundamental Family plays a crucial role in our mission to #Dogood. Your support enables us to spread goodwill where it is most needed, transforming lives and caring for our planet in the process, ”continued Walker’s daughter. “From building schools to promoting ocean conservation to our annual grant, achieving positive change is at the core of everything we do. We love and appreciate you 💜⭐️💓💙 “
Co-stars of the movie “Fast and the Furious” Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson also paid tribute to the death of Paul Walker.
Gibson shared a video of him and Walker on Instagram.
“I couldn’t sleep last night and when I finally closed my eyes this morning it was around 7 am, something was fighting with my mind and spirit last night and I realized what I was feeling,” Gibson wrote in his caption. “Today 8 years ago we lost our dear brother, one of my best friends and truly someone who supported me…. A man who would defend me as I would defend him at any cost…. One of the most sincere and genuine souls that has ever lived on this earth …… “
“Today around 6:30 pm, I received the worst phone call I have ever received in my life,” continued Gibson. “The 8 has a particular meaning in the Bible that I wanted to share… After Jesus was resurrected, it is said that he made eight appearances, which many people believe is not a coincidence…. I have felt your spirit and I have felt your love and energy around me for these last 8 years. I can hear your unique laugh still in my head and I miss your hugs and your sense of humor … “
Paul’s younger brother Cody walker commented on the Gibson post.
“Today is never easy, but talking on the phone for the last two hours made a difference,” he wrote. “❤️ Your brother”
Jordana Brewster, who played Paul’s love interest in the movies, posted a framed photo of Paul on Instagram with the legend “8 years”.
These tributes follow his co-star Vin Diesel’s homage to Walker as he walked his daughter Meadow down the aisle at their wedding in October.