Tyrese, Pauls’ co-star in four ‘Fast & Furious’ films, is so heartbroken over Paul’s tragic Nov. 30 death that he’s doing everything he can to help plan his funeral with Paul’s mother and father.
Less than 24 hours after Paul Walker tragically died in a car accident, his Fast & Furious co-star and close friend Tyrese Gibson visited the crash site, where he openly sobbed while holding a flower. Now, he’s continuing to show his love for Paul, 40, by pitching in with funeral arrangements and by posting an emotional and powerful Facebook post on Dec. 3.
Tyrese Is Helping Paul Walker’s Family With Funeral Arrangements
Tyrese, 32, is helping Paul’s family plan what will be a highly-emotional funeral, reports E! News. Tyrese met with his fallen co-star’s mother, Cheryl Walker and father, Paul Walker Sr. on Dec. 1 to discuss next steps for the funeral and family arrangements.
A private family memorial service for Paul and Roger Rodas was held on Dec. 2 at the car crash site in Santa Clarita, Calif. Police vacated fans and media outlets from the area, but co-star and friend Vin Diesel made an emotional and impromptu speech about Paul to hundreds of fans who gathered at the site after the memorial. Tyrese, who was teary-eyed, also attended the service. He went to Paul’s crash site less than 24 hours after his accident and openly sobbed in front of fans while holding a flower.
Tyrese Writes Emotional Facebook Post About Paul Walker’s Death
“Bishop TD Jakes reached out to me today and spoke healing and closure…. Then I went online and came across this powerful word he spoke at a recent funeral and the word was “I know it feels like death has won”…. I flipped a few words so that it felt more personal to what were all going through right now in this moment and I just wanted to share this….. So that we all get a since of closure around Paul’s transition and or whoever else you may have lost this is a powerful word…. Embrace….
BISHOP TD JAKES: In moments like this, it feels — it feels like death has won. But the bible says that love is stronger than death. Your hearts are heavy, tears flow down. Your spirits are wounded. I feel that too. I didn’t have the privilege of knowing him as long as many of you have done. I understand what it is to be in pain. You look around and everybody you love and everybody you can count on and everybody you can trust seems to be slipping through your fingers. And it feels as though death has won.
Your tears may flow. Your pain may come. The flowers will wither. The cards will all be filed away. The phone will stop ringing. Mama said, they’re going to stop ringing after a while. Cakes and pies all stop coming. Don’t you dare think that death has won. You will learn what all of us know who have lost people that we love. You’ll be driving down the street one day and you’ll hear Pauls voice talking in your head. Something he said or something he did will pop up in your spirit and you’ll giggle inside of yourself as if he were sitting in the car with you. And you will find that people that you really love, they may leave you outwardly, but they never leave you inwardly. May the love of God, the peace of the Holy Spirit, the sweet communion of knowing that you are a child of the king keep you through this period in life when it might appear as if death has won, but it’s alive. Love will last forever, for God is love.”
We’re so glad that Tyrese is being such a wonderful comfort to Paul’s friends and family during this tragic time.
— Ivy Jacobson