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By Rebecca Merriman On December 3, 2013

Paul Walker Death: Vin Diesel Pays Tribute To Fast And Furious Co Star At Crash Site

40 year-old died in a car accident on Saturday

Paul Walker's Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel has paid tribute to his friend during an emotional visit to the site of his car crash, where fans have created a memorial following the sad death of the 40 year-old.

Walker died on Saturday afternoon in a Los Angeles car crash after a Porsche driven by his friend Roger Rodas hit a lamppost and burst into flames. Mr Rodas, who was Walker's financial adviser as well as owning a custom car shop with the actor, also died in the crash.

Diesel, who starred in five out of six of the Fast and Furious franchise, visited the crash site in Santa Clarita last night as fans continue to pay tribute to Walker.

Paul Walker died this weekend age 40 (WENN)

Addressing the crowd who have created a memorial to the star, Diesel said: "The love that you’ve shown Paul…it’s going to stay with me forever.

"I just want to say thank you for coming down here and showing the angel in heaven how much you appreciate him."

A fan memorial to the star has been set up at the crash site (AKM-GSI)

Vin also paid tribute to the star in a Facebook post where he quoted poet Thomas Campbell: "'To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die.' Thomas Campbell."

"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..." he wrote.

Referring to Paul's on screen character he said: "I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were... on and off screen."

 

Diesel is the second co-star of Paul's to have visited the site. On Sunday a tearful Tyrese Gibson broke down as he lay flowers at the fan memorial.

Tyrese Gibson breaks down at the crash site where his friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walked died on Saturday (AKM-GSI)

Other co-stars to pay tribute include Jordana Brewster, who played Paul's love interest in the movies.

In a statement to E! News following his death, she admitted the star had played a huge role in her life.

"Paul was an enormous presence in my life for the past 14 years," she said. "While many would be satisfied with material success it made Paul more convinced of the need to help others. He never spoke of his immense generosity or philanthropic endeavors unless I prodded, however. This is what made Paul, Paul."

Paul with his Fast and Furious cast mates in 2011 (WENN)

Going on to pay tribute to him as a father to 15 year-old Meadow, she said: "He lived with integrity, humanity and humility and seemed most happy when talking about his daughter, Meadow.

"I don't know anyone who lived each moment more fully and loved life more than Paul; making his loss all the more heartbreaking."

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