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Vin Diesel reacts to Paul Walker's death; 'Fast & Furious' co-stars take to social media (video)

Actors Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson attend the
Actors Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson attend the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England.
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"Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel broke his silence on Monday about the sudden death of his friend and co-star Paul Walker, going to the scene of the crash that killed Walker in Valencia and addressing a crowd of fans near a police patrol car. He called Walker  “an angel up in heaven,” the Los Angeles Times reported. 

"If my brother were here today. And if he saw all the love you were bringing here. If he could see for himself that [you have] shown my brother love," he said.

Walker died Saturday after a red 2005 Porsche Carrera crashed into a light pole and burst into flames, killing him and his friend in Valencia. 

NBC-LA posted footage of Diesel's message:


Jordana Brewster, another star of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, tweeted this message on Sunday:

Jordana Brewster's tweet

"Fast and Furious" co-stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Ludacris, as well as Rachael Leigh Cook from Walker's "She's All That" days, also tweeted out official statements honoring Walker and reflecting on his character

Johnson posted an official message on his Facebook: 



Production for "Fast & Furious 7" is on hold following the death of Walker, the Associated Press reports.