Not a day goes by that Vin Diesel doesn't remember his late friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker. This was a sentiment shared by Vin himself with a touching tribute posted on what would have been Paul's 45th birthday.
Taking to Instagram with a black and white snap of the pair smiling together, the xXx actor wrote: "Five years since we celebrated your last birthday... not a day goes by... Always."
It's a bittersweet memory, one that looks back to Paul who tragically died in November 2013 when the Porsche Carrera GT he was driving spun out of control, hit several trees and went up in flames on a street in Santa Clarita, California.
The actor had starred in a number of films including She's All That and Varsity Blues, but was best known for appearing as Brian O'Conner in the Fast And The Furious franchise. His shock death was sudden and tragic, one that hit hard for friends, family and fans of Paul.
In addition to Vin, Paul's brother Cody, 30, also took to Instagram to remember the late star.
With a video in which he discussed his organisation Reach Out Worldwide - a disaster relief agency - Cody wrote: "You would be 45 today bro. We love you, miss you and try to honour you in the best ways we can.
"You were generous, thoughtful and a total badass. Always leading by actions rather than words and an inspiration to so many all over the world."
The tributes come hot off the heels of the release of I Am Paul Walker - a documentary that lifts the curtains on his life and relationships. The film serves a number of interviews with friends and family who pay homage to Paul and his work, as well as intimate home video clips.
In one scene, his sister Ashlie discusses a video of them riding on a Big Wheel tricycle together.
"He liked to go fast," she said. "As soon as I was old enough to hang on tight, I was on the back of his Big Wheel with him going for the ride of my life."
And Caleb Walker, another of the late actor's brothers, reveals how while Paul was a well-known actor followed by fame and fortune, he would have been totally content without either.
"He'd always say, like, 'I wanted to be a park ranger, you know,'" he says. "Make 28 grand a year and, like, live in the wilderness. That's really what he wanted to do."
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