Paul Walker passed away in 2013 from a disastrous car crash while in the middle of filming 'Fast & Furious 7.'
Late actor Paul Walker's 24-year-old daughter Meadow Walker is remembering her dad in a brief but emotional Instagram post. Meadow—who is Walker's child from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros—shared a black and white throwback photo of herself with her dad at a bowling alley. As per E! News, Meadow is a model by profession and she marked the ninth anniversary of her father's passing by calling him an "angel."
She captioned the post: "9 years without you. I love you so much, my angel." In one of her previous Instagram posts, Meadow wished her father a happy birthday and called him her "best friend and twin soul."
According to Parade, Meadow is a rising supermodel who has worked for brands like Givenchy and Proenza Schouler and has also talked about how her famous father influenced her from a young age. "I was quite a tomboy growing up. The way I was raised, especially with my dad, there wasn't a focus on makeup. We would do boys' activities, roll around in the mud, play soccer and just be crazy," she explained in an interview with Vogue last year.
After Walker's tragic death in 2013, Meadow found a father figure in her dad's longtime friend and costar, Vin Diesel. The 55-year-old starred alongside Walker in the Fast and Furious franchise and has never shied away from remembering his late pal on special occasions. The Guardians of the Galaxy star also shared a throwback photo with Walker from the sets of Fast and Furious on the night before the ninth anniversary of his friend's death, writing: "Nine years, love you and miss you."
Ever since the passing of Walker, Diesel has maintained a close relationship with Meadow and even stepped up to perform her father's duty of walking her down the aisle when she got hitched to Louis Thronton-Allen in October 2021.
On the occasion of Walker's eighth death anniversary last year, Diesel looked back at the late actor's legacy and gushed about the special bond between Meadow and his own daughter, Hania Riley Sinclair. In an Instagram post, Diesel wrote about a pivotal moment in his life when Walker offered him a valuable piece of parenting advice.
"I told you that I was about to have a baby and didn't know what to expect at the hospital. You said a lot of tough guys will tell you to wait outside of the delivery room, but that's wrong. Go in there, actually cut the umbilical cord and it will be the best day of your life," the Bloodshot actor revealed. "The same angel that you helped me prepare for in the most beautiful way with your brotherly advice is the same angel that precious Meadow asked to be her Maid of Honor."
According to The Guardian, Walker lost his life after crashing his Porsche Carrera GT in Los Angeles at a speed of 100mph. The 40-year-old was discovered dead along with his friend Roger Rodas on November 30, 2013.
Cover Image Source: (L)Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris (R)Instagram/Meadow Walker