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Meadow Walker pays tribute to late dad Paul Walker on his 50th birthday: 'My guardian angel'

The actor's daughter was really young when he passed away in 2013 after a car crash but she still holds his precious memories with herself.

Meadow Walker pays tribute to late dad Paul Walker on his 50th birthday: 'My guardian angel'
Cover Image Source: (L) Getty Images | Dia Dipasupil; (R) Instagram | @meadowwalker

It has almost been a decade since the 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker passed away in a devastating road accident but his only child, daughter Meadow Walker, makes sure she is paying sweet tributes to her late father on each of his birthdays. Recently, the 24-year-old model shared a throwback post on her Instagram, wishing her dad on his 50th birthday. She penned down an emotional caption along with a black-and-white picture of herself as a baby sitting in the lap of her dad.

Image Source: Actor Paul Walker attends the europe premiere of 'The Fast and the Furious 4' at UCI cinema world at Ruhrpark on March 17, 2009 in Bochum, Germany. (Photo by Florian Seefried/WireImage)
Image Source: Actor Paul Walker attends the European premiere of 'The Fast and the Furious 4' at UCI Cinema World at Ruhrpark on March 17, 2009, in Bochum, Germany—Getty Images | Florian Seefried

"Happy birthday to my guardian angel," she wrote. "Thank you for your love, guidance, friendship, sunshine and for raising me to see all of the beauty in the world. You are the most kind, humble, generous and caring soul I know. You taught me at a young age to always treat everyone with respect, to do good and to take care of our planet." Meadow concluded the post by writing how she loves him and she still misses him each day.


 
 
 
 
 
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A few hours after that post, she also shared her favorite image of Paul from the 'Fast & Furious' franchise where he played Brian O'Connor. Meadow announced that on the occasion of her dad's 50th birthday, she is putting this image on a limited edition range of t-shirts which people can purchase from a link provided on her bio. The earnings from the sales will go directly into The Paul Walker Foundation


 
 
 
 
 
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Image Source: Meadow Walker attends the Universal Pictures
Image Source: Meadow Walker attends the Universal Pictures "F9" World Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 18, 2021, in Hollywood, California—Getty Images | Rich Fury

Before honoring her father through Instagram posts, Meadow also opened up about the unbreakable connection she still feels with her father who passed away when she was a teenager. Meadow made her screen debut in the same 'Fast & Furious' film franchise which had made his father a household name once. "For me, it's numbers," she told E! News at the 'Fast X' Rome premiere in May 2023. "Four and seven are my dad's favorite numbers. And I swear whenever I'm doubting anything or whenever I'm in an argument with someone, I start seeing four and seven everywhere. So I always know that it's him."


 
 
 
 
 
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"I am proud of the fact that she so beautifully wants to honor her father," Meadow and her father's co-star, Vin Diesel, added his thoughts about Meadow at the premiere. "I think he's smiling at her performance. I think he's smiling at not only her performance but at the fact that what he and I dreamed of—which was taking a saga to a 10th chapter—and to feel this love, the cherry on top is the fact that his daughter is doing a cameo."

Image Source: Meadow Walker and Vin Diesel attend the
Image Source: Meadow Walker and Vin Diesel attend the "Fast X" Premiere at Colosseo on May 12, 2023, in Rome, Italy—Getty Images | Elisabetta A. Villa

"They always say the first thing you forget about someone is their voice, so I'm fortunate enough to have his voice in many movies. I like to watch his films at night. For me, it brings me joy to talk about him and keep his spirit alive," she told Page Six in another interview. Meadow has been connected to the legacy her father left behind and his fast friends like Diesel, who is also Meadow's godfather. Diesel even walked Meadow down the wedding aisle in 2021 when she tied the knot to fiancé Louis Thornton-Allan on a beach in the Dominican Republic, per PEOPLE



 

According to The Guardian, the actor was 40 when he lost his life in a devastating car crash which happened on 30 November 2013 in Los Angeles. Paul was accompanied by his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas while they were driving in a Porsche Carrera GT. The car ended up crashing at a speed of more than 100mph. The car burst into flames and later on, coroners working on the case reported that Paul died of the combined effects of trauma and thermal injuries along with Rodas who was the driver.

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