“The Fast & the Furious” co-stars were all extremely close, and both Tyrese and Diesel have regularly spoken on how Walker’s 2013 death has impacted his life.
On what would have been the late actor’s 46th birthday, Tyrese took to Instagram to share a photo of the two and pen a touching message.
“Dear Paul, I miss you everyday bro with my whole heart! You were truly a friend and brother in deed….: Your trailer on set was always next to mines. You gave some of the best hugs… Your laughter was infectious once you started laughing it would change the mood of any room or anyone that was around…. Happy birthdays King Walker….. ps I ran into your angel Meadow she was in town to visit Vin, Paloma and the kids and my mind was blown from how tall, beautiful how strong she is- and has been…. So very of MW Just wanted to check in bro cause I know you’re somewhere up there listening and watching —Happy birthday bro!!!!!”
Vin Diesel, who played Dominic Toretto alongside Walker’s character of Brian O’Connor, also wrote a heartfelt message to his friend.
“So much to tell you… so much to share… as you know, we have been filming in Scotland. We threw a party for the crew last night in appreciation for all of their hard work. It was one of those moments that so often in the past we were together smiling and getting everyone drunk, especially Justin. Haha. Who by the way would make you so proud with what he is accomplishing with this film. Nathalie was there, in her loving spirit. Oh, and John Cena was there, who you would just love. His gratitude is palpable… and knowing you, you would just want him to win.
Diesel also addressed the contuing “Fast & Furious” franchise, explaining:
“This week the studio came to meet about the next chapter, your ears were ringing again. You would have gotten a kick out of the fact that we met in a chapel. It was profound… normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change… from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to… your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday… it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.“
Even though Paul Walker has left us, the bond between the actor’s has carried on through the next generation.
Recently, Walker’s 20-year-old daughter, Meadow, posed for a photo with Disel’s 11-year-old daughter, Hanina Sinclair.
“With my angel,” Meadow wrote, giving everyone comfort in knowing that Walker’s daughter will be well looked after by those who were closest to the actor.