It has been a year since the November 30, 2013 accident that took the life of Paul Walker, best known as Brian O'Conner from the Fast and Furious franchise. Walker's daughter, Meadow, who is 16 years old, posted a tribute on Instagram marking this anniversary.
The post consisted of a baby photo of Meadow with her father along with a simple three-word caption of "I Love you". It is an undeniably moving tribute that appeared on Sunday, the exact year anniversary of Walker's passing. Paul Walker was 41 when he and his business partner and friend Roger Rodas had the fatal accident in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Walker and Rodas were leaving a toy drive for Paul Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which has been flourishing in Walker's absence.
Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker Sr., recently gave an interview with E! Online about Meadow saying "time is on my side and things will get better". Walker Sr. remembers his son as having a "good heart" and that "he didn't like the limelight".
In a similar tribute, Paul Walker's co-star Tyrese Gibson posted a picture with he and Walker saying "1 year ago today God called an angel home early," and "I miss my brother I miss my friend and I miss OUR STAR!!!!!"
Paul Walker's co-star on the Fast and Furious films, Vin Diesel, also posted on Facebook about Paul, with a picture of the late actor and Hania Riley, Vin Diesel's daughter. Vin Diesel said that Walker "was an important part of my transition into fatherhood... that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life..."
According to the NY Daily News, Paul Walker died before he was finished with all his scenes from Fast and Furious 7. After Walker's passing, there was an emergency meeting to decide what to do after one of the stars of the film has gone. Some of Walker's scenes from The Fast and Furious 7 were already complete, but Walker's two brothers, Cody and Caleb, finished all the final scenes.
Director Justin Lin will hopefully bring Fast and Furious 7 to the big screen on its projected release date of April 3, 2015. The film franchise is going strong, and assuming that Fast and Furious 8 will be made, there will need to be some kind of explanation of why Paul Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will not be involved.