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Paul Walker’s daughter leads celebrity tributes for late actor’s birthday: ‘The tears never go away’

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Paul Walker’s daughter shared a birthday tribute to him (Picture: Instagram)

Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow paid an emotional tribute to the late actor on his birthday on Thursday.

Meadow, 20, shared a touching throwback snap of her beaming father hugging her when she was a baby and wrote: ‘Happy birthday to the loveliest soul I’ll ever know.’

Her submit marked what would have been Paul’s 46th birthday, if he hadn’t died in a car crash in California in 2013.

Meadow, who Paul shared along with his ex Rebecca Soteros, was considered one of 1000’s of individuals honouring the Hollywood star.

Paul’s The Fast & The Furious household took to social media to share emotional, prolonged tributes to their former co-star and good friend.

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She wrote: ‘Happy birthday to the loveliest soul I’ll ever know’ (Picture: Instagram)
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Meadow, now 20, was 14 when Paul died in a car crash (Picture: Instagram)

Dwayne Johnson, who starred alongside Paul in Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7, posted an outdated picture of him and the actor.

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He talked about how they ‘bonded over their daughters’ and the ‘pride’ they felt being fathers.

‘I never post about my friend. Personal thing, but I prefer to keep our memories and bond private and quiet. But something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us,’ he wrote.

‘It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated all over the world. Our friendship was bonded over our daughters, Meadow & Simone and the pleasure and safety we took being their fathers.’

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The Rock then talked about his Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart’s current car accident and the way it made him realise how ‘wildly unpredictable’ life is.

‘Recently, I got a scare when I almost lost another friend on the road. All this stuff got me thinking about how beautiful, yet wildly unpredictable life is,’ he wrote.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s producer Vin Diesel penned an open letter to Paul, wherein he stated his ‘tears never go away’.

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‘Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother,’ he wrote.

‘The tears never go away, but they change… from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud.’

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The actor concluded: ‘Speaking of which, guess what message I woke as much as… your daughter. Meadow sending me love on at the present time.

‘Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday… it’s superb, however one way or the other you proceed to make the world a greater place.’

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