Date: 3rd December 2013
Vin Diesel has broken his silence on the death of Paul Walker, who died in a car wreck in Los Angeles at the weekend.
Fans were looking to Diesel to speak about his close friend, with whom he appeared in six of the 'Fast and Furious' movies.
Diesel took to his Facebook page to pay tribute, posting a picture of them both on set.
"To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die," he wrote, quoting the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell.
He went on: "Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now... And the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us... On me."
"I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were... On and off screen."
Diesel also attended the crash site, and spoke to fans assembled, thanking them for their tributes.
It's also since been claimed that Walker and Roger Rodas, who also died in the car, were not taking the car out for a 'joyride', as has been reported.
Rather, it's said they were taking the Porsche Carerra GT out to assess a problem with it stalling.
A motorsport professional who says he was there at the time, and who has remained anonymous, told the Hollywood Reporter: "As they were backing up the Carrera to put into the garage, it started stalling."
"I heard someone say, and I think it was Roger (Rodas, who reportedly was behind the wheel), ‘Why is the car stalling? Let’s take it around the block'."
"Paul said, 'Let me go with you really quickly'. The whole premise of taking the car out for a drive was because something was wrong."
Source: Press Release