Paul Walker's brother Cody breaks down in tears as he reflects on his passing 10 years on
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Paul Walker's brother, Cody Walker, broke down in tears as he reflects on the passing of his older sibling close to ten years on.
The Fast and Furious star died in November 2013, aged 40, when the car he was travelling in crashed into a concrete lamppost and burst into flames.
The car was travelling at 80-93mph in a 45mph zone when businessman, Roger Rodas, who was behind the wheel, lost control near Kelly Johnson Parkway, California.
And brother Cody has reflected on the legacy Paul left behind in an interview with the Daily Mail days before the late actor's 50th birthday, while also discussing the 'big role' he played in his life after their parents' separation during their childhood.
As he remembered his oldest sibling, Cody said: "Miss him everyday. Hard to believe actually. Ten years. Wow."
He also spoke of his 'pride' for Paul's 24-year-old daughter Meadow, who has fronted campaigns for dealing with grievance following the tragic lost of her father.
Cody did admit though that Meadow is 'doing her own thing', amidst reports that the pair's relationship has become estranged in recent times.
He said: "She's doing her own thing. She's pursuing that career. She's finding her success. Very proud of her right now."
Despite that, Cody is planning to honour Paul when the tenth anniversary of his passing comes around on 30 November.
"Coming on ten years now, usually like members of the family will, like take pictures of the sunrise or the sunset on his birthday," he said.
He wiped away tears at this point, with Tyrese Gibson - who starred alongside Paul in the Fast and Furious franchise and was sitting alongside Cody in the interview - comforting him.
After taking a moment to compose himself, he said: "His 50th will be Tuesday. He has played such a big role in my life.
"He's 15 years older than I was. Same parents. I was the accident – the best one...
"My parents separated when I was in middle school, so just a huge influence on my life. You know, I got to travel a lot with him, he'd take me away.
"My mom, would say, 'He's got to come back for school', and he would just say, 'Oh, he's learning everything he needs to learn with me'.
"He meant a lot of a lot of things to a lot of people. And we miss him a lot."
Cody was just 25-years-old when he lost his older brother, but he loves to keep his spirit alive by hearing stories of how much Paul meant to everyone.
He said: "It's a really cool thing when people will come up and they'll say 'your brother is the reason why I'm into cars' or 'a car saved my life.
"It's a cool feeling because my answer is always 'me too'. I'm 15 years younger. He had a huge impact - I couldn't even drive. I was in middle school. Running out to the theatres going to the premieres and all of that. It was such a blast.
"So it feels really good when people say stuff like that."