Vin Diesel honors Paul Walker in photo with daughter

Vin Diesel is honoring Paul Walker’s lasting impact on his life and family

The 48-year-old actor paid tribute to his late Fast and the Furious co-star by adding Walker to a photo of himself with his 15-month-old daughter, Pauline.

The picture, captioned “Always,” sees Vin Diesel share a moment with his daughter as Walker smiles and looks on. The late star was killed in a car crash at age 40 in November 2013.

Walker died less than four months before Vin Diesel and longtime partner Paloma Jimenez welcomed Pauline. The couple chose their daughter’s name as a way to keep the actor’s memory alive.

“There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I’m cutting this umbilical cord,” Vin Diesel said on Today after the birth. “I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

Vin Diesel and Walker co-starred in five Fast and the Furious films, the last of which, Furious 7, opened after Walker’s death. Vin Diesel is now filming Fast 8 and shared a photo of the assembled cast earlier this month.

Paul used to say that [Fast 8] was guaranteed and, in some ways, when your brother guarantees something, you have to make sure it comes to pass,” Vin Diesel previously told MTV News. “Furious 7 was for Paul; 8 is from Paul.”

Fast 8 is directed by F. Gary Gray and opens in theaters April 14, 2017. The movie will star newcomers Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju, in addition to franchise stars Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez.