When Paul was laid to rest during an emotional funeral on Dec. 14, his friends and family focused not on mourning his tragic death, but on celebrating his brief but meaningful life, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
On the two-week anniversary of Paul Walker‘s sudden death, he was laid to rest at a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills in California. Although many tears were shed at the service, it was overall a “joyful” experience for Paul’s loved ones as they set aside their grief and came together to celebrate the Fast and the Furious star’s life. And no one at the ceremony was stronger and braver than Paul’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Paul Walker’s Funeral — How His Friends & Family ‘Celebrated His Life’
Paul’s friends and family turned what could have been a strictly sad day into a joyous occasion because they were all so grateful for the opportunity to remember the late actor together, a source who attended the funeral tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Perhaps the strongest of Paul’s loved ones was his daughter, Meadow.
“Everyone made sure to give time and speak to Meadow but she took things as best as you could imagine,” the source says. “She has amazing spirit and strength, and she really showed us all something amazing that day. The way she is dealing with things, especially that day, was beautiful.”
Tyrese Gibson To Paul Walker: ‘Rest In Heaven’
Tyrese Gibson has been one of the most outspoken stars in the wake of Paul’s sad death. After Paul was laid to rest, his good friend and Fast and the Furious co-star posted a loving, heart-wrenching message on Instagram.
“Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead,” Tyrese posted along with a beautiful black and white photo of Paul.
His loving message continued:
God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings…… For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment….. I guess you can’t get all you ask for in life…. But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love….. Never did I take my access for granted…. Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that’s why we’re all feeling it…#RIHAW •Rest In Heaven Angel Walker•
It pains us to see Paul’s friends and family so heartbroken. But their continual messages of love and support just prove what a great person Paul was.
— Tierney McAfee