Vin Diesel Opens Up About “Angel Up in Heaven” Paul Walker
Vin Diesel addressed the throngs of fans who have been gathered at the Southern California crash site where Paul Walker perished last weekend to pay tribute to the actor, thanking them for the outpouring of support they’ve shown his friend and “angel up in heaven.”
“If he could see for himself that all of you had showed to up to show my brother love at this hard time and that the family gets to see all of you to show the love that you you’ve shown Paul,” he said Monday night, “it’s going to stay with me forever. I want to say thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him.”
Per a request by Universal, Santa Clarita Valley police closed off the area for a few hours so family and friends could mourn privately at the location where the 40-year-old star and his business partner, Roger Rodas, crashed their Porsche Carerra GT during a charity toy drive at their company headquarters, Always Evolving, Nov. 30.
“My son’s legacy will be one of… my son was a sweet person,” Paul Sr. told KTLA.
“He was such a loving man and a giving man he had such a huge heart. It was never about him,” added his half sister Amie Kaz.
Paul’s family posted a message on the Fast & Furious star’s Facebook page asking fans to donate to his charity Reach Out Worldwide in lieu of flowers and gifts: “Its 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.”
Diesel’s touching words also continued on Facebook for Walker’s fans to keep in their hearts forever, a loving message that has already garnered over 3 million likes.