It’s been a year since Paul Walker died in a tragic auto accident Nov. 30, 2013.
Immediately after the news broke, tributes poured in from all over as friends, family and costars shared memories of their time with Walker.
And even a year later, memories of the late actor are still fresh in people’s minds.
“I am so lucky to have had him as a big brother,” Walker’s younger brother Cody, 26, told the New York Daily News via email Wednesday.
Cody spoke of Reach Out Worldwide, a charity Walker was highly involved with, and the work it did this year in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan and Arkansas after April’s devastating tornadoes in the region. “This year has been very challenging but also extremely rewarding,” he said.
“Just live your life to the fullest. Laugh a lot, love and find your true happiness,” Cody – who, along with other brother Caleb, filled in as a body double for Walker’s remaining scenes in the most recent Fast and Furious film – said when asked what lessons people should take from his brother’s life. “Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not cool enough to look down on anyone … ever.”
Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, told Entertainment Tonight that this time of year is doubly tough, with the holidays coinciding with the anniversary of his son’s death. “I’m missing him more now, the last month. It’s not getting any better for me.”
“It’s a sad time. We’re a very close, loving family, and Paul is a piece that’s missing now, that we’re always going to miss,” he continued.
Walker’s Fast and Furious costar Tyrese posted this tribute on Instagram.
And his other costar Michelle Rodriguez Tweeted her own tribute.
You can add your own tribute on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TeamPW.
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