Vin Diesel thanks fans at Paul Walker crash site memorial (Video)
Paul Walker's longtime co-star and friend, Vin Diesel, showed up at the late actor's crash site memorial on Monday, Dec. 2 to thanks fans for their support.
Diesel addressed fans at the Valencia, California crash site, making his first public statement about Walker, who was tragically killed along with friend and business partner Roger Rodas in accident on Nov. 30.
Diesel's heartfelt statement was captured by a fan at the site memorial in two Instagram videos and can be viewed below.
"If my brother were here right now and he saw all the love that you were bringing here, 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 the love you have shown Paul, it's gonna stay with me forever," Diesel said to the crowd in a video captured by a fan. "I just want to say thank you, thank you for coming down here."
Diesel also posted about Walker on his official Facebook page, posting a photo of the two together with a quote by Thomas Campbell that reads, "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."
"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."
On Dec. 1, just one day after Walker's accident, Walker's other former co-star, Tyrese, visited the crash site memorial, where he appeared visibly emotional as he mourned the loss of his friend (see video).
Paul Walker Sr., Walker's father, spoke to OTRC.com's parent company, KABC Television, on Dec. 2, where he recalled many of his fondest memories of his late son.
"You lost a spirit," Paul's father said. "Maybe it's meant to be this way. I'm devastated and it comes in waves."
"I knew he loved me," he added. "It went both ways and I always told him that and I always gave him a kiss and I knew that eventually, he might come to realize what a good person he was."
Walker is survived by a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain, who is from a past relationship.