Vin Diesel, who starred alongside Paul Walker in the “Fast and Furious” movies, visited Walker’s crash site this week.
“If he could see for himself that all of you have showed up to show my brother love at this hard time, and the family gets to see all of you show the love that you’ve shown Paul, it’s going to stay with me forever,” he said on Monday in front of a crowd of people, reported KTLA.
He added: “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,” reported ABC.
Walker and driver Roger Rodas died in a car crash on Saturday evening in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Diesel also went on Facebook and wrote a tribute to Walker.
“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…,” he said. He added: “I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were… on and off screen,” referring to Walker’s character name in the movie.
Michelle Rodriguez, a star in the “Fast and Furious” movies, also remembered Walker.
“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 on Facebook.
Walker’s family on Monday issued a statement to fans for their support.
“Paul Walker’s family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends,” it reads. “They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.”
It added: “It’s comforting for them to know that the son, brother, and father they love so much is equally adored, respected, and appreciated by so many. Paul founded the organization with the genuine desire to help others, and it’s important to his family to keep his memory alive through ROWW.”