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Why Paul Walker Was the 'Happiest He'd Ever Been' at the Time of His Death | Paul Walker

Paul Walker Was the 'Happiest He'd Ever Been' as a Dad

Originally posted 12/04/2013 06:20PM

He may have been a movie star, but friends say the role Paul Walker cherished most was Dad.

At the time of his tragic death on Saturday, the actor was living with daughter Meadow, 15, full time and loving every minute as an involved father.

"He told me recently he was the happiest he'd ever been," close friend Brandon Birtell tells PEOPLE. "It was directly because of the growing relationship with his daughter and the clarity that brought to his life."

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Tyrese Gibson Struggles to Say Goodbye to Paul Walker

Tyrese Gibson Struggles to Say Goodbye to Paul Walker

Originally posted 12/04/2013 07:00AM

Like many family members and friends, Tyrese Gibson continues to struggle with the untimely death of Paul Walker in a car crash on Saturday.

Gibson posted a heartfelt message to his Facebook account on Tuesday, mourning his Fast and the Furious costar.

"In moments like this, it feels – it feels like death has won. But the Bible says that love is stronger than death," Gibson wrote, paraphrasing a funeral sermon by Bishop T.D. Jakes.

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Paul Walker's Friends and Family Hold Memorial at Crash Site

Paul Walker's Friends and Family Hold Memorial at Crash Site

Originally posted 12/03/2013 02:00PM

Members of Paul Walker's stunned, grieving family as well as friends gathered Monday night to mourn at the site of the car crash that killed the actor over the weekend.

Police helped clear a space for Walker's loved ones amid other mourners and onlookers, Antonio Holmes, a body-shop worker who knew Walker through his Always Evolving racing team, tells PEOPLE. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Walker's Fast and Furious studio Universal obtained the necessary police permit for the gathering.

It was not immediately clear which family members attended. Walker is survived by his mother and father, two brothers, a sister and his 15-year-old daughter Meadow.

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Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker: 'I Will Always Love You'

UpdatePosted 12/03/2013 12:00PM

Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker: 'I Will Always Love You'

Originally posted 12/03/2013 08:00AM

Vin Diesel on Monday joined the throngs mourning Paul Walker at the site where he died, calling his Fast and the Furious costar an "angel" and a "brother" whose legacy would live on.

"If he could see for himself that all of you have showed up to show my brother love at this hard time, and the family gets to see all of you show the love that you've shown Paul, it's going to stay with me forever," the actor, 46, told the crowd over a police car's loudspeaker in a video posted by KTLA-TV.

"I just wanted to say thank you," he added. "Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him."

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Paul Walker's Dad: My Son's 'Heart Was So Big'

Paul Walker's 'Heart Was So Big,' Says Dad

Originally posted 12/02/2013 03:00PM

Paul Walker's father has expressed the heartbreak he feels over his son's untimely death.

"I'm just glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him. And he said the same thing to me," Paul Walker Sr. said to CBS2's Greg Mills.

"His heart was so big," Walker Sr. added, "I was proud of him every day of his life."

Walker Sr. and his wife raised Paul and his three siblings in Sunland, Calif. "His brothers are all taking it pretty hard," he added.

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Inside Paul Walker's Life as a Dad to a Teenage Girl

UpdatePosted 12/02/2013 10:00AM

Paul Walker: Inside His Life as a Dad to Meadow Rain, 15

Originally posted 12/02/2013 08:10AM

Onscreen and off, Paul Walker loved the adrenaline rush of racing cars. But some of his time behind the wheel was quieter – and even closer to his heart.

Driving his daughter, Meadow Rain, to school in the morning, "I just shut up, sit back and stay quiet," he told PEOPLE in 2011, when she was about to turn 13. "She opens up and reveals a whole lot. The trick is to not ask questions, just listen. I'm figuring it out."

Walker, who died in a car crash on Saturday, was a proud and devoted father to Meadow, who turned 15 in November. Tragically, witnesses say, she was on hand to support her dad at his Reach Out Worldwide charity car show in Santa Clarita, Calif., when Walker and friend Roger Rodas left for a spin in a Porsche Carrera GT and never came back.

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Paul Walker's Costars & Colleagues Express Shock Over His Death

UpdatePosted 12/02/2013 07:35AM

Stars Tweet Memories and Goodbyes to Paul Walker

Originally posted 12/01/2013 12:45AM

Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Calif., was best known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious films, but there were so many in Hollywood who knew him as more than the franchise's Brian O'Conner.

Friends and colleagues flooded Twitter with tributes to the father of one, who got his start as a child actor in commercials and went on to make appearances in shows like Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss and The Young and the Restless.

"My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real," his friend and costar Tyrese posted on Instagram.

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Was Speed a Factor in Paul Walker's Deadly Car Crash?

Paul Walker's Deadly Car Crash: What Happened?

Originally posted 12/01/2013 11:00AM

Hours after the fiery car crash that killed Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, and another man, details from eye witnesses and police have emerged to show that the accident occurred during a charity car show that went horribly wrong.

"We were collecting toys for the Indiana tornado victims and the Philippine [typhoon] victims," says Jim Torp, who attended the event held by Always Evolving, a Valencia, Calif.-based automotive company. "There were dozens of high-end race cars and custom-built cars on display."

As the car show was winding down, Walker, whose 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain also was at the event, got into a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with the car's driver, Always Evolving owner Roger Rodas.

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Is The Hangover Part III Worth a Trip to the Theater? What to See ... What to Skip

See This Skip, That: From Fast & Furious 6 to The Hangover Part III – Your Weekend Movie Plan

Originally posted 05/24/2013 04:45PM

It's the bro-down of the sequels, but Fast & Furious 6 has way more left in its tank than The Hangover Part III.

Here's what to see and what to skip at the movie theater this weekend.

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