EXCLUSIVE: Paul Walker’s Dad Remembers the Day Son Died

It’s been almost a year since Paul Walker’s tragic death in a horrific car crash. The actor died after attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in his friend Roger Rodas’ car, and while Rodas was a pro-am racer, he lost control of the vehicle and the two died as a result.

Now Paul Walker’s dad, Paul Walker III, is speaking about the tragic event in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell. About the upcoming anniversary of his son’s passing, he states:

Well, I’m not looking forward to Thanksgiving. He died two days after that and I guess it’ll probably be that way until I’m with him. It’s a sad time. We’re a very close, loving family and Paul is a piece that’s missing now, that we’re always going to miss.

We’re very much in shock. I’m missing him more now, the last month. It’s not getting any better for me.

In the clip, the late star’s father share stories of his son, along with some photos and home movies. He also recalls the night he heard the horrific news.

Fast & Furious 7, which stars Walker along with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, along with newcomers Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell, is slated to open in April 2015. According to reports, Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, will effectively “retire” within the film, while the storyline continues on without him. Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, were tapped to help film a few additional scenes for the narrative pivot.

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