The Fast and the Furious film franchise launched quite a few careers and made superstars out of some of the actors who starred in the films. But few made as much of an impact as Paul Walker. Walker, who played Brian O'Conner in six of the films, was already fairly well-known when he was cast - he starred in movies such as She's All That and The Skulls, and played Lance Harbor in Varsity Blues. But it was The Fast and the Furious and its many sequels that shot him into superstardom.
In 2013, Walker tragically lost his life in a single-car crash, when he was a passenger in a car that lost control at a high rate of speed in Valencia, California. It was a shock to those who loved him, like his co-star and best friend Vin Diesel. When he died, Walker left behind a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow. She's stayed largely out of the limelight since her father's death, but a post on Instagram shows that Meadow is still very much a part of the F&F family, and her father's memory lives on in her.
Meadow Walker, now 20, shared this sweet snapshot of herself with the 11-year-old daughter of Vin Diesel, Hania Riley. In the caption, Meadow calls Hania her angel, which is so incredibly sweet when you consider how close their fathers were. Diesel has frequently spoken about his friendship with Walker, and pays tribute to him regularly.
In fact, when his daughter Pauline was born in 2015, Diesel said that she was named after his friend. Diesel and Walker starred in six of the seven F&F films together, and their friendship was apparent to all who knew them.
Meadow has also done what she can to keep the memory of her father alive. She launched the Paul Walker Foundation, which aims to protect our oceans and wildlife, in honor of her dad. The foundation awards grants and scholarships to students and researchers who are pursuing marine life educations.
Losing your father at such a young age is devastating. But it's heartwarming to see that Meadow has the love and support of those who loved and supported her dad. And we love knowing that's dedicated to continuing his legacy.