It’s been three years since the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker, and for his Fast & Furious co-stars, the loss of Walker is still keenly felt. While Dwayne Johnson suggests there’s some conflict among the franchise’s stars, most of the core Fast & Furious actors are still bonded like a family and there can be no greater sign of that than on November 30 of every year, when they come together to again mourn their brother, Paul Walker. Today, as Paul is remembered by colleagues and fans around the globe, the Fast & Furious cast takes to social media to share their thoughts.
Fast & Furious Stars Memorialize Paul Walker On The Anniversary Of His Death
Paul Walker was just 40 years old when that fatal car accident claimed his life in 2013, and the Hollywood Reporter reveals that his Fast & Furious family haven’t forgotten the late actor. In fact, the loss seems to be felt just as keenly today as when news of Walker’s death devastated the stars and his fans alike, those three years ago.
Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Vin Diesel are among the Fast & Furious stars sharing their thoughts about Paul on the anniversary of his death.
“I miss you and I love you every single day,” tweeted Brewster, sharing a picture of Walker and herself.
A photo shared by Ludacris shows Mr. Walker as his Fast & Furious character, as he captioned the image with a reminder that Paul Walker will always live on in our memories.
“Always in our hearts,” he wrote. “Gone but never forgotten. #love.”
Tyrese Gibson also shared his thoughts, focusing on Paul Walker’s life instead of dwelling on his passing. Gibson remarked that Walker was respectful of everyone he met and that he never left anyone feeling insignificant. Gibson, who played Roman in Furious 7, added that he still loves and misses Paul.
Meadow Walker Honors Father, Paul, By Her Promise To “Do Good”
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Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, is just 18 years old, but she’s already making her mark on the world and immortalizing her father with the Paul Walker Foundation, which she launched in September of this year. People reveals that Meadow founded the organization to keep her father’s spirit alive by pursuing causes related to the environment and animal conservation.
While the Paul Walker Foundation doesn’t really have a specified mission statement, other than to simply “do good,” Meadow shares the news that the organization provides aid in the form of scholarships and grants for those pursuing an education in marine science and grants for those already working in the field.
Mr. Walker had always shown a great love for the ocean and marine wildlife, spending significant time working with Monterey Bay Aquarium, so it’s not surprising Meadow’s focus has been on causes related to the ocean.
This isn’t the first time Paul Walker was memorialized as a philanthropist interested in the ocean. In 2014, just a short time after his passing, the Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Awards were established, seeking to recognize “individuals who are using their public stature to advance ocean causes and support philanthropic ventures.”
“My dad was in awe of the ocean and wanted to see it protected,” Meadow said at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as this year’s Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award and Youth Award was presented. “It’s exciting to know scholarships and students like Katie will ensure the future of our oceans.”
Meadow joined Entourage star Adrian Grenier for the presentation of this year’s awards, and Grenier, who also works with The Lonely Whale Foundation, said that he shares Paul’s love for the ocean.
“I share Paul’s inquisitiveness for the mystery of the ocean and the great potential it holds for new discoveries that will enrich the lives and inspire the curiosities of the next several generations,” Adrian said at the event.
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