Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker: 'Hope to make you proud'

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.
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  • Vin Diesel has paid tribute to Paul Walker ahead of the release of Fast 9 in the US and South Africa.
  • "Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud," wrote Vin on Instagram.
  • Fast 9 releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 25 June.

Vin Diesel is paying tribute to Paul Walker ahead of the North American release of Fast 9.

Variety reports that the latest instalment in the franchise crossed a box office milestone internationally, grossing $250 million (R3.3 billion) and $203 million (R2.7 billion) in China.

The film releases in the US and South Africa on 25 June.

Alongside a picture of Vin and Paul sent to him by Paul's daughter, he wrote: "Weeks away from the F9 release... in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now... @meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel.

"Naturally, one gets filled with emotion, purpose and ultimately gratitude. Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud... All love, Always."

Meadow commented on the post: "I love you."


In an interview with TMZ, Paul's brother Cody has praised the 53-year-old for keeping his brother's memory alive. Paul died in November 2013 in a car accident.

Cody and his brother Caleb previously appeared in Furious 7 when producers asked them to fill in for Paul to complete scenes in the film.

Cody told the publication: "Vin always takes a very serious approach to keeping Paul's legacy in mind and has always done a really nice job paying tribute to his character. They worked together and were brothers for years. They were all so young when this thing first started."

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