Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, paid tribute to her father on Friday — the day that the actor would’ve turned 41, had it not been for last year’s tragic car accident.
Paul’s daughter took to Instagram to lighten the mood by reminding fans of her father’s birthday, sharing an adorable photo of herself with Walker as they gaze into each other’s eyes. Meadow captioned the photo by adding: “Happy birthday, I love you.”
The 15-year-old had been living with her father for two weeks prior to his death after having moved from Hawaii to California by the request of her mother, Rebecca Soteros, who was allegedly battling her addiction to alcohol at the time.
Nevertheless, there was nothing but love for Paul last night when everybody from his daughter to his former Fast & Furious stars paid tribute to someone they not only considered a great person to work with, but also looked at as a loving friend.
“#HappyBirthdayPW #ROWW Always in our hearts,” Jordana Brewster shared on her own Instagram page, while Ludacris was quick to follow, posting up a photo of Walker helping a child in Africa in support of a charity organization he was working with at the time. “Happy Bday to an Angel today @paulwalker.”
Paul was clearly a respected actor in Hollywood. And though his career usually kept him away from being at home and spending time with his family, the ‘Into the Blue’ star says he enjoyed nothing more than caring for his daughter — who he left his entire $25 million fortune to. In one of his final interviews before his passing, Paul told Us Weekly: “I’m glad I had her at 25 because, at 40 and 15, we’re matching up sweet. It’s just working. It’s perfect,” referring to the strong bond he had with Meadow.
Production for the forthcoming Fast & Furious movie, which Paul was supposed to have starred in, wrapped back in July and according to credible sources, a huge chunk of the movie sees Paul’s brother, Cody, take on the lead role to carry on his sibling’s legacy.
The film hits cinemas next year.