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Paul Walker Remembered: Actor’s Family, Friends and Fans Mark Anniversary of His Death

”I feel his presence every day,“ Walker’s father says in emotional interview

One year after his tragic death, Paul Walker‘s family and co-stars are reflecting on the “Fast and Furious” star’s life.

“I feel his presence every day,” the late actor’s father, Paul Walker III told E! News. “I miss talking to him a great deal. He had a good heart.”

In the interview conducted on the front porch of his home in Southern California, Walker III also talked about how proud he was of his son.

“Paul had a really good heart. I thought, ‘How did I deserve such a wonderful son?'” His father said.

The actor was killed on Nov. 30, 2013, in a fiery car accident in Santa Clarita, California. He had just left a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, which mobilizes aid workers when natural disasters strike.

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The actor’s friend and business associate Roger Rodas, 38, was driving the Porsche that he and Walker, 40, were riding in when it crashed killing both men.

Investigators later determined the Porsche was traveling at a speed of more than 100 miles per hour. The Los Angeles County corner’s department also noted that Rodas tested negative for alcohol and drugs, as did Walker, and their deaths were deemed accidental.

In addition to his father, Walker left behind daughter Meadow and two brothers, Caleb and Cody, who stood in for him and filmed several scenes on his final movie “Furious 7” — which is set for release on April 3, 2015.

Cody told E! News Walker’s charity continues to make a difference.

“ROWW continues to be, to function, to help others even after our primary contributor, my brother, Paul Walker has passed,” he said. “I know he would be so stoked to know that. ROWW changed his life, and he was so proud of it.”

Tyrese Gibson posted a photo of himself with Paul Walker on Facebook on Nov. 30, 2014


Meanwhile, Walker’s “Furious 7” co-star Tyrese Gibson also paid tribute to the late star by posting a photo of the two and a heartfelt message on his Facebook page Sunday.

A celebration of Paul William Walker will be echoed around the world….  1 year ago today God called an angel home early… In this life one would hope to be this “effective” …. I miss my brother I miss my friend and I miss OUR STAR!!!!! Physically gone but forever alive in our minds, hearts and spirit…. What was once tears of pain and shock are now tears of JOY celebrating all that you stood for….. Everyone worldwide please take 5 mins out of your day to send love, prayers and energy to Paul’s family his daughter Meadow and immediate circle today will be a tough day for us…. To this day his arm is still around my neck with love and protection….. Rest in heaven….

“Fast and Furious” actress Michelle Rodriguez also posted a message to Walker on Facebook Sunday writing, “I love you Paul. You’re living in the hearts of all who love you for sure. Sending mad love out to Heaven. Reach Out Worldwide.”

Vin Diesel shared a photo and touching tribute to his late friend on Facebook as well.

He was a part of so much in my life… long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel… he took a certain pride in being uncle Pablo… after all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilicle cord.

He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood… that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life…

A year ago today… a year of mourning… and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo…