Paul Walker may be gone, but that hasn’t stopped his "Furious 7" family from embracing his loved ones as their own. Meadow Walker, the late actor’s only child, shared a touching photograph of herself bonding with her father’s former castmates during what appears to have been an after-party for the film’s premiere. “Furious 7” hit theaters April 3. The heartwarming photo, which was posted on Meadow's Instagram page, shows the 16-year-old posing with Vin Diesel, Elsa Pataky and another young woman, flashing peace sign hand gestures to the camera.
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People magazine reports that Meadow was pleased with the way the actors, as well as the writers, chose to close out the “Fast and Furious” series. Actor Tyrese Gibson, who was very close to Walker, said the teen “had nothing but love” during the premiere. She reportedly praised each of the film’s stars, saying they “checked all the boxes."
“She was all smiles; she didn’t have any complaints,” Gibson revealed during the premiere of “Brotherly Love” on Monday. “And she said, ‘You guys did right by my father.’”
“Furious 7” continues to top the box office charts weeks after its release. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film has grossed more than $526.8 million to date and that figure continues to rise. Many, including Gibson, have attributed the success to the franchise's loss of Walker. Gibson said he feels viewers felt an "emotional responsibility" to see the film, which features a touching tribute to the actor at the end.
Walker, who was known for his philanthropic work as well, died Nov. 30, 2013 in Santa Clarita, California. The actor was a passenger in his Porsche Carrera GT when he and Roger Rodas, who was driving, crashed. Video from the scene shows what was left of the car after impact bursting into flames, leaving the two men trapped. Both Paul and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene.