Paul Walker’s Dad, Paul Walker III, Remembers Late Son One Year After His Death, Shares Touching Memories
Paul Walker will always have a large presence in his father’s life. The late actor’s dad, Paul Walker III, told E! News in an interview one year after his death, that he still talks with the Fast & Furious actor every day.
“I feel his presence every day,” Walker III said. “I miss talking to him a great deal. He had a good heart.”
Walker III recalled during the interview, which was conducted on the porch of his home in Southern California, that his son, who died at the age of 40 in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30, 2013, “didn’t like the limelight.” The late actor’s dad said he would sit on the porch of their home talking with neighbors and would always ask about their own careers versus boasting about himself.
“Paul said one time, ‘I really don’t like this business, but I can do a lot of good with the money I make,'” he said, referring to the star’s charity Reach Out Worldwide. “Paul just radiated love and you can’t fake that,” his dad added. “Paul had a really good heart. I thought, ‘How did I deserve such a wonderful son?'”
Walker III said he will be spending the anniversary of his son’s death at his gravesite, and will bring coins in honor of a made-up coin game they would play during Paul’s casting calls.
Paul also left behind two brothers, Caleb and Cody, who filmed several scenes for their brother’s final film Furious 7.
Walker III said, however, they didn’t jump at the chance to take over Paul’s role. “It’s a hard thing to do to step in for your brother,” he told E! News.
Paul’s teenage daughter, Meadow Walker, has yet to address her father today but shared a touching throwback photo on the actor’s birthday three months ago with the comment: “Happy Birthday, I love you.”