It has clearly been hard for many in Hollywood to deal with the loss of Paul Walker.
Since his sudden death in a car accident, many stars have spoken out about what a kind and thoughtful man he was to everyone.
And now Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is speaking out again about his former costar and friend. And this time, Dwayne is speaking about part of Paul that made him a truly great man.
Dwayne opened up about the special bond they developed over the years:
"He was motivated by work that allowed him to take care of his family, number one, and that also allowed him the power and the leverage to help people in need and in crisis. When I first met Paul, I think in our late 20s, we were young kids in the business. Then, years later, when I did [2011's] Fast Five, we had an opportunity to spend a lot of time together and become reacquainted. At that time, we had both been in the business…for over a decade, and the most important thing that we had in common was the importance of family time and being a great father to our daughters. We bonded over that."
And it seems that bond is also making this tragedy that much worse as Dwayne added:
"It was always the number one topic we would talk about. We would talk about silly guy things, his fast cars and my pickup trucks, or we would talk about the beautiful energy of Hawaii — but it always ultimately came back to family. And very specifically, the beautiful and important bond between a father and his daughter, and how we both realized that over the years. Not surprisingly, when I got the news that he had passed away, the first words out of my mouth were, 'He has a daughter.' It's very sad. We can't help but to hope that their final time together was beautiful and strong and an amazing memory."
We can't imagine how hard this loss is on those closest to Paul, especially his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
We sincerely hope she has all the support and love she'll need during this difficult time.
[Image via WENN.]
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