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Many celebrities paid tribute to the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, but there aren’t many who felt the tragedy of the loss as hard as Vin Diesel. The actor wrote a new tribute for his tragic friend.
On Saturday, Diesel posted a new message on Facebook, revealing how close the actor had become to his own family. He posted a picture of Walker with Diesel’s brother, also called Paul, writing, “Pablo (Walker) and my mother would have deep conversations… she claimed, that it was no accident that this on-screen duo has come to define brotherhood in Our millennium. You see… the other guy in the photo is also named Paul… and although they look more alike, he is actually my twin brother.”
Walker died in November last year in a fiery car crash and it’s known that Diesel and he shared both a professional and personal bond. Also, Diesel expressed his gratitude to his fans, as they supported the seventh installment of Fast & Furious, which is scheduled later this month.
Diesel added, “God knows we will need all of you to complete this intense experience called SEVEN. Though this may be one of the hardest things I have had to do in my career, I can’t help but to think… that it will also be the most significant.”
The latest installment will shoot scenes with look-alikes and replace Paul Walker with CGI to keep him in the film. According to reports, Paul will remain in the movie.
“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base,” a source close to production reveals. “Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI.”