Vin Diesel visited the site where Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday, paying an emotional tribute to the crowds of fans that had gathered.
Diesel spoke to the large crowd through the sheriff’s megaphone as he thanked everyone for their support.
Vin stated, “If my brother were here right now and saw all the love that you’re bringing here. 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. 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. It’s going to stay with me for ever.”
Fans have flocked to the crash site to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from his movies.
Walker and his friend and fellow car enthusiast Roger Rodas died on Saturday when Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT smashed into a light pole and tree, exploding into flames.
Accident investigators “have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed. No eyewitness has contacted the (department) to say there was a second vehicle.”
Vin Diesel, 46, posted on his Facebook on Monday night, quoting Scottish poet Thomas Campbell.
“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”, Diesel added, referring to Walker’s “Fast” character Brian O’Conner.
Diesel and Walker have starred in the film franchise since the very first movie in 2001, going on to appear in six of the seven films together.
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