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"Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel embraces Paul Walker's brothers

Vin Diesel and Caleb and Cody Walker

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"Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel was among the first to take to social media following Paul Walker's death with messages of sorrow and tribute. Walker died Nov. 30 in a Los Angeles area car wreck, while the series was mid-production in Atlanta.

Now that the current movie underway, "Fast & Furious 7," has announced plans to have Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody help complete the film, Diesel once again is using social media to show his support.

He has posted a photo of himself and the two Walkers with a nice message in Paul's memory and a salute to the brothers' parents:

"When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle back to LA... drove directly to his parent's house...His Father said, Paul loved you Vin... I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on... then he said... you don't have to get along every second to love each other... so true. P.s. After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids."

The movie started filming in Atlanta last fall but halted for a time after Walker's death. It has resumed filming this spring and recently completed a major, multi-day shoot in downtown Atlanta. Other locations have included Historic Oakland Cemetery, a rock quarry in Stockbridge, the OFS site north of Atlanta and the Fort Gillem site south of Atlanta.


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