Tyrese Gibson partied with Paul Walker at a recent wrap party for the highly-anticipated blockbuster movie, Fast and Furious 7. However, it was not really the way Tyrese would have liked to do it around this time last year.
At first glance, it looks like Tyrese Gibson is partying with Paul Walker in this picture long before he died. If you look a little harder, you’ll see that it is actually a picture of Tyrese celebrating at the recent movie wrap party with Paul Walker’s two brothers – Cody and Caleb. These two brothers were brought on board to help finish the work that Paul started.
Tyrese Gibson recently posted a picture of himself with Cody and Caleb alongside director James Wan on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and profiles. Along with the picture, Tyrese also shared this heartwarming message:
#Fast7 Wrap Party…….. Emotional and bittersweet….. In the end you always got #Family Cody Walker- Caleb Walker and Director Great…. James Wan…… Through prayers and determination and moving forward inspired by my heart Paul Walker we got through….. The BEST CAST AND CREW IN THE WORLD…. The fans and supporters around the world… We LOVE YOU…… I wanna dedicate this moment to my strong little niece Meadow Walker…. Uncle Ty loves you….. April 3rd the were gonna unleash this magic on the world……………. I miss you heart…. I miss you P-Dub!!!!”
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) July 13, 2014
The tragic death of Paul Walker forced the entire movie production into an extended hiatus with fans, critics, and even cast/crew members (including Tyrese Gibson) wondering whether or not the film would be completed after such a devastating blow. Less than seven months later, the film is officially wrapped and heading into post-production. With a confirmed release date of April 3, 2015, fans of this franchise all around the world are excited – eagerly anticipating the moment when they can see the final film of Paul Walker. Tyrese Gibson is just as excited about that release date as well since it will finally give them the chance to “unleash this magic on the world.”
Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker first became friends when they starred in the 2003 follow-up sequel to the original Fast and Furious movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious. Tyrese and Paul stayed in contact over the years, building their friendship before being reunited on-screen in Fast and Furious 5 (2011) and Fast and Furious 6 (2013). After Paul died in a fatal car crash back in November, Tyrese Gibson was one of the first Fast and Furious cast members to share his feelings and honest reaction to the tragedy with the rest of the world.
Millions of people watched the raw video footage of Tyrese barely able to maintain his composure before breaking down in tears at the crash site shortly after Paul’s death was confirmed.
If you are following Tyrese Gibson on Instagram, you might have also seen the emotionally-stirring comment that Tyrese left when he posted a black and white photo of Paul Walker after his funeral service:
Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead…. God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings…… For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment….. I guess you can’t get all you ask for in life…. But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love….. Never did I take my access for granted…. Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that’s why we’re all feeling it… #RIHAW •Rest In Heaven Angel Walker•
If there is anyone that wants to unleash the “magic” of Paul Walker’s final film, it’s Tyrese. Until that time and thereafter, you can be sure that Tyrese Gibson (aka “Uncle Ty”) will stay in touch with Cody, Caleb, Meadow, and the rest of the Walker family as well – continuing to pay tribute to his fellow co-star, close friend and “heart.”