Michelle Rodriguez Mourns Fast and the Furious Costar Paul Walker’s Death: “I’m Gonna Carry This Torch For You Brother”

Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker
Michelle Rodriguez mourns the loss of her Fast and the Furious costar and friend Paul Walker. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On Dec. 2, Michelle Rodriguez followed in the footsteps of many of her Fast and Furious costars, posting a message on her official Facebook and Twitter pages to honor of her tragically departed friend and costar, Paul Walker

"I'm gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to," the 35-year-old actress wrote. 

This Facebook post directly followed her flashback picture of the Fast and the Furious cast breaking bread in 2001 and then again in 2013, which she posted the day before Walker's fatal accident. 

The 40-year-old father passed away on Nov. 30 after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in hit a lamp post and caught fire. His friend and fellow driver Roger Rodas is believed to have been behind the wheel at the time, and also died in the accident. Another costar and close friend, Tyrese Gibson, visited the crash site on Dec. 1 and had an emotional breakdown while viewing the wreckage from his fallen friend's crash. 

Other stars who have spoken out since the loss of their friend include Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabrielle Union, Usher, Dule Hill, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell, and Olivia Wilde

The actor's father, Paul Walker III gave a tearful interview to CBS2 on Dec. 1, saying, "I'm just glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him. His heart was so big. I was proud of him every day of his life."

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