Filming Fast & Furious 7 has come to a “bittersweet” close for the cast and crew of the production. To honor the occasion, Tyrese Gibson took to Instagram to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker alongside a picture with the late actor’s brothers, Cody and Caleb.
“Through prayers and determination and moving forward inspired by my heart Paul Walker we got through,” the actor wrote on the picture.
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He went on to thank “the best cast and crew in the world,” and the fans and supporters around the world before dedicating the moment to someone special—Paul’s teenage daughter, Meadow!
“I wanna dedicate this moment to my niece Meadow Walker,” he wrote. “Uncle Ty loves you!”
The teen’s other uncle, Cody, also shared a smiling picture from the wrap party.
On July 10, the official Fast & Furious Facebook page took a moment to thank fans for their continual support not only in the difficult months since Paul’s shocking and tragic death—but also since the first movie came out in 2001, when it was met with unwavering support (which has continued for more than a decade).
“We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it’s because of you that we got here,” the note read.
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“There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best Fast & Furious movie yet.”
Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters April 3, 2015.