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Vin Diesel pays touching tribute to Paul Walker as friends mark anniversary of death

December 1, 2014
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Vin Diesel remembered his late friend Paul Walker on Sunday, one year after the fatal car crash that took the actor’s life. Vin, who has been vocal about mourning his Fast & Furious 'brother', posted a photograph of his young daughter Hania Riley Vincent with Paul, accompanied by a touching message. "He was a part of so much of my life… long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel… he took a certain pride in being Uncle Pablo," Vin wrote on his Facebook page.

Vin Diesel led the anniversary tributes to his late friend Paul Walker

"After all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day (Hania) was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilical cord.

He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood… that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life." He concluded, "A year ago today… a year of mourning… and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo." Paul's other Fast & Furious co-stars also posted moving tributes to the star, to mark Sunday's anniversary.

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Ludacris also remembered his Fast & Furious co-star

"I love you Paul. You're living in the hearts of all who love you for sure," Michelle Rodriguez tweeted. "Sending mad love out to Heaven." Ludacris wrote on Instagram, "Always in our hearts. Can't believe it's been a year already. Your spirit will be felt in volumes across the world forever." Tyrese Gibson, meanwhile, said, "A celebration of Paul William Walker will be echoed around the world… In this life one would hope to be this effective… 1 year ago today God called an angel home early.

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Tyrese Gibson shared a photo and a moving message on his Instagram page

"I miss my brother, I miss my friend and I miss OUR STAR!!! Physically gone by forever alive in our minds, hearts and spirit… What was once tears of pain and shock are now tears of JOY celebrating all that you stood for. "Everyone worldwide please take 5 mins out of your day to send love, prayers and energy to Paul's family, his daughter Meadow and immediate circle. Today will be a tough day for us… To this day his arm is still around my neck with love and protection… Rest in heaven."

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