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Walker remembered on anniversary

Paul Walker's Fast And Furious co-stars have paid touching tributes to him on the anniversary of his death.

Vin Diesel, who played street racer Dominic Toretto in the films, shared a photo of Paul with his daughter Hania Riley Vincent on set.

"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," the actor wrote on Facebook.

He continued: "After all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day [Hania] was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilical 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," Vin added.

Paul died at the age of 40 on November 30, when the car he was travelling in with friend Rodger Rodas crashed in California. He had been filming the seventh instalment of the Fast And Furious franchise before his death.

His other co-stars, including Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris, also honoured him on Twitter.

Michelle wrote: "I love you Paul. Your living in the hearts of all who love you for sure. Sending mad love out to Heaven," while Ludacris posted on Instagram: "Always in our hearts. Can't believe it's been a year already. You spirit will be felt in volumes across the world forever #fast7april3rd #rip."

Tyrese posted a photo of him with Paul, followed by an emotional message.

"A celebration of Paul William Walker will be echoed around the world.... In this life one would hope to be this effective...," he wrote.

"1 year ago today God called an angel home early. 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 live, 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...."

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