Vin Diesel: Paul Walker's Mother Comforted Me After His Death
The actor says he "broke down" in front of his late co-star's family, with Walker's mother telling him "you lost your other half."
Vin Diesel says after hearing of the death of Paul Walker, he sought out the late actor's mother, hoping to give her comfort. Instead, she ended up lending him strength.
"I thought they needed my strength but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs," Diesel wrote on Facebook Friday. "His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry … I said sorry? You're the mother who lost a son? … She said yes, but you lost your other half."
Diesel previously penned a tribute for his Fast & Furious co-star, who was killed in a car crash Nov. 30. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Diesel wrote: "Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now … and the profound impact your full life has had on it, on us … on me … I will always love you, Brian, as the brother you were … on and off screen."
Walker, 40, died in Valencia, Calif., during a break from filming Universal's Fast & Furious 7. He was killed when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed. The driver was Roger Rodas, a well-respected financial adviser.
Walker's family has asked his fans to donate to the late actor's charity, Reach Out WorldWide, a network of professionals with first-responder skills who volunteer when disasters strike to augment relief efforts on a worldwide basis. Donations can be made through the organization's website.
Read Diesel's entire post from Friday below: