Vin Diesel pays tribute to his late co-star Paul Walker ahead of the new Fast & Furious release.

by Helvine Achieng
June 9, 2021

American actor and filmmaker Vin Diesel has shared a touching tribute to his late friend and co-star Paul Walker ahead of the new Fast and The Furious release.

Posting to his social media family, Diesel captioned a throwback picture with the caption,

 "Weeks away from the F9 release... in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now... @meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel.

"Naturally, one gets filled with emotion, purpose and ultimately gratitude. Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud. All love, Always."

The F9, the ninth main instalment from the race car franchise, is set to be available at cinemas across America later this month, and its lead star decided to mark the occasion with a sweet snap of himself and the deceased actor.

Paul Walker was one of the original stars of the popular action films, starring alongside Vin in the franchise's first release, The Fast and the Furious, back in 2001. His tragic death in 2013 came while he was in the middle of filming Furious 7, reprising his role as former cop Brian O'Conner. His brothers Cody and Caleb stood in for him, filming the movie's final scenes, which was dedicated to his memory upon its release in 2015.