Paul Walker definitely made an impact on the lives of not only his fans, but certainly his “Fast & Furious” co-stars as well.
One day after Tyrese Gibson visited the crash site, breaking down in tears, another “Fast” co-star Vin Diesel came to the site Monday and spoke to the mass of fans who gathered to honor the actor.
“If my brother were here right now and saw all the love that you’re bringing here,” Diesel, 46, told the crowd via a police loudspeaker. “If he could see for himself that all of you have showed up to show my brother love at this hard time. That his family gets to see all of you show the love that you’ve shown Paul.”
He continued, “It’s going to stay with me forever. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him.”
Walker, 40, and Roger Rodas died Saturday in Los Angeles in a fiery car crash.
Diesel also took to Facebook last night to post a tribute to his friend and co-star on six “Fast” movies.
After quoting Thomas Campbell, “To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die,” Diesel gave Walker his own personal message.
“Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now… and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us… on me…
“I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were… on and off screen,” he said, using Walker’s name from the “Fast” movies – Brian O’Conner.
Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty in the hit film series, also posted her own message on her Facebook page Monday.
“I’m gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to,” she wrote.