The 'Fast and the Furious' actor tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, at the age of 40.
In an emotional moment, Vin Diesel was pictured walking late actor and castmate Paul Walker's daughter down the aisle to her future husband. Diesel and Walker were close friends who starred in multiple movies of the Fast and Furious franchise together. And it looks Diesel is still honoring his late friend's friendship and stepping up for his daughter, 22-year-old model Meadow. According to Vogue, Meadow married her boyfriend, actor Louis Thornton-Allan in the Dominican Republic earlier this month in an intimate ceremony. "We couldn't have imagined it to be any more perfect and personal," Walker said. "And honestly it was easy and simple. Louis and I knew exactly what we wanted from the start. It was a very intimate celebration. We were all barefoot, dancing in the sand. To finish the night, there was a wonderful display of fireworks, and we lit lanterns into the picturesque night sky."
Paul Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, in a car crash at the age of 40. His daughter Meadow Rain was just 15 years old at the time. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker had been close friends and costars in the Fast & Furious franchise. More recently the 54-year-old actor remembered the star a few days after what would've been his 48th birthday with a sweet Instagram post. Diesel wrote a note to Walker about how much he misses him, stating: So much to tell you... normally I would say you wouldn’t believe how I spent your birthday... but by the safe outcome, I know you were there with me in spirit. Miss you. Always.
The late actor's costars remembered him on his birthday including Jordana Brewster who played his on-screen wife. Brewster told PEOPLE, "Every year, I have a way of honoring him on his birthday and remembering him and celebrating him. And I think that's also part of what's nice about when the cast is together is that we do honor and celebrate him as well." She added, "Sometimes it's still unbelievable that he's not with us."
IM NOT CRYING YOU AREEE😭😭😭😭😭 vin diesel & jordana brewster at meadow walker’s wedding pic.twitter.com/NK3sMDj5R9— mj (@folksels) October 22, 2021
Daughter Meadow also paid tribute to her father to celebrate his 48th birthday, by posting a sweet childhood throwback photo of herself with the late actor. "Happy birthday daddy, I love you," Meadow wrote in the caption.
Vin Diesel continues to be very close with the Walker family. He even hinted at the possibility of seeing Meadow in the Fast & Furious franchise. "Let me just, without giving you all of the secrets of Fast 10, let's just say nothing's ruled out," he told E!'s Daily Pop. The actor also admitted that he feels "very protective" of Meadow, who is his goddaughter. "She's the first person on Father's Day to wish me Happy Father's Day," he told Extra in June. "To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things," Diesel added. "There are moments when I see her playing with [his 6-year-old daughter] Pauline and it hits me so deep 'cause I can only imagine what my brother sees when he sees that." The actor shares daughter Similce, 13, and son Vincent, 11, with partner Paloma Jiménez, 38, and they named their 6-year-old daughter Pauline in honor of Paul Walker.