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Vin Diesel to Paul Walker: 'I will always love you'

Paul Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star Vin Diesel called the late actor an "angel in heaven" on Monday when he visited the Valencia, Calif. site where the 40-year-old actor and his friend Roger Rodas died in a car crash on Saturday.

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Vin Diesel is mourning his friend and co-star Paul Walker.

Diesel spoke to the crowd using a sheriff's car radio, in a speech captured on video by KTLA-TV.

"If he could see for himself that all of you have showed up to show my brother love at this hard time, and the family gets to see all of you show the love that you've shown Paul, it's going to stay with me forever," Diesel said. "I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for coming down here, and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him."

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    The star of the "Fast & Furious" film franchise died in a car accident on Nov. 30, 2013. He was 40.

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    Actor Paul Walker, 40, was killed in a car accident on Nov. 30 in the Los Angeles area. In this photo, he posed for photographers while promoting the second film in the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, "2 Fast 2 Furious," in 2003.

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    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, from the cast of "Fast & Furious" present the award for breakthrough performance at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on April 14, 2013.

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    Walker models Colcci's 2013/2014 summer collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week on March 21, 2013.

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    Jordana Brewster and Walker are seen in a scene from 2013's "Fast & Furious 6."

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    Walker and "Fast & Furious" co-stars Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson pose at the world premiere of "Fast Five" at the Cinepolis Lagoon theatre in Rio de Janeiro on April 15, 2011.

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    Walker and Diesel in a still from 'Fast & Furious 5' in 2011.

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    Walker attends a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2011.

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    Walker poses while promoting "Fast and Furious 5" in Rome on April 29, 2011.

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    Walker attends the "Fast & Furious 5" premiere at UGC Cinema in Rome on April 29, 2011.

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    Walker attends the premiere of "Fast & Furious" in Los Angeles on March 12, 2009.

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    Walker appears with host Vanessa Minnillo during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York on Feb. 14, 2006.

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    Tyrese Gibson and Walker, stars of "2 Fast 2 Furious," pose at the film's premiere in Los Angeles, on June 3, 2003.

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    Diesel and Walker accept their award for Best On Screen Team for their roles in "The Fast & the Furious" during the 2002 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 1, 2002.

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    Walker photographs the audience for his mother, who was unable to attend the event, during the 5th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, on Aug. 6, 2001 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Walker was presented with the Breakthrough Male Performance Award.

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    In 2000, Walker starred with "Dawson's Creek" alum Joshua Jackson in "The Skulls," a thriller about a college secret society.

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Diesel also remembered Walker on his Facebook page, referring to him as "Pablo," Spanish for Paul, and "Brian," Walker's "Fast & Furious" character name.

Fellow co-star Michelle Rodriguez also remembered Walker on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

I'm+gonna+carry+this+torch+for+you+brother,+with+a+forced+smile+on+my+face+and+Im+gonna+open+my+heart+just+cause+your+telling+me+to.

—+Michelle+Rodriguez+(@MRodOfficial)+December+2,+2013+

Another co-star, Tyrese Gibson, visited the crash site on Sunday, just a day after the crash, and left flowers for his friend.

Gibson also remembered Walker in several touching posts on Instagram and Twitter.

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Walker's official Twitter account has asked that fans wishing to remember him do so with a donation to the charity he co-founded, Reach Out Worldwide.

In+lieu+of+flowers+or+other+gifts,+Paul+Walker's+family+asks+that+donations+be+made+to+his+charity+@ReachOutWW...+http://t.co/fcsTh4XKNZ

—+Paul+Walker+(@RealPaulWalker)+December+2,+2013+



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