Honoring the Legacy of Paul Walker

It’s been almost ten years since the tragic passing of Paul Walker, the beloved actor from the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Despite the passage of time, his memory lives on through his family, especially his brother Cody. In a heartwarming tribute, Cody and his wife Felicia have named their newborn son Paul, after the late star. Paul Barrett (“Bear”) Walker was born last month.

Cody Walker shared his feelings with People magazine, saying, “This November will mark ten years since we lost my brother, Paul, and I just felt now was the right time.” He added, “Within the family, he was known as ‘little Paul’ or ‘Paul 4,’ even though he quickly outgrew our father in height. It was important to me to carry on that name.”

While CNN has reached out to representatives of Cody Walker for confirmation, this touching tribute serves as a testament to the lasting impact Paul had on his loved ones.

Continuing Paul Walker’s Legacy

Paul Walker tragically passed away in November 2013, while “Furious 7” was still in production. The film faced a production halt following his untimely death, but eventually resumed with Cody Walker and their brother Caleb as stand-ins for the late star. This act not only ensured the completion of the film but also honored Paul’s legacy within the franchise.

The circumstances surrounding Walker’s passing involved a car accident. He was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by a racing team partner. The vehicle collided with a light pole, resulting in a devastating fire. This incident occurred in Valencia, Santa Clarita, approximately 30 miles north of Hollywood.

Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan Joins the Fast Family

This year, Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker Thornton-Allan, made a special appearance in the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” series titled “Fast X.” Meadow shared her excitement about being part of the movie on her verified Instagram page.

She expressed, “The first ‘Fast’ movie was released when I was one year old! I grew up on set, watching my father, Vin, Jordana, Michelle, Chris, and more on the monitors.” Meadow’s involvement in the film franchise holds deep significance for her as she lovingly reflects, “Thanks to my dad, I was born into the Fast family. I can’t believe I get to be up there now too.”

The legacy of Paul Walker continues to be celebrated through the love and support of his family and the lasting impact he had on the “Fast & Furious” franchise.