Tyrese Gibson is honoring the memory of his “Fast and the Furious” co-star Paul Walker, over a year after the late actor’s tragic passing.
The 36-year-old singer-turned-actor took a break from his busy weekend, packed with promoting the upcoming “Furious 7,” to remember his colleague and friend with a series of posts on Instagram Sunday (Mar. 22).
“3 days of press that no one really wanted to do,” Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the film series, captioned a cast photo. “But we did it — why? Cause Paul’s life is to be celebrated.”
“Our brother got through 85% of the movie before his untimely [passing] — I just wanna send a special shout to the Walker family who are our TRUE HEROES because it was already uncomfortable with the ‘thought’ of finishing but…… Your support, love and energy every step of the way including our brother Cody and Caleb physically being ON the set with us everyday — gave us all the direct inspiration imaginable to finish.”
Tyrese is referring to the fact that Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, served as body doubles in order to finish the “Furious 7″ scenes Walker had not yet filmed before he died in a single-car accident on Nov. 30, 2013.
“I’m in my feelings today,” Gibson captioned another photo. “I’ve [learned] to forgive faster, hug longer, kiss slower, and any issues with friends, family and business put ALL of your issues on the table pick it all apart so that you don’t allow ISSUES to stop you from connecting and bonding more often.”