Those who loved and knew Paul Walker paid tribute to the late actor on Monday, Dec. 2. After attending a private memorial service in Santa Clarita, Calif., the movie star's Fast and the Furious costar Vin Diesel made an impromptu speech in Valencia using a sheriff's car's microphone.
Calling Walker his "brother," the 46-year-old action star thanked attendees for their support in light of the actor's Nov. 30 passing. "At this hard time his family gets to see all of you show the love that you've shown Paul. It's going to stay with me forever," Diesel said. "I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him."
Earlier that evening, police asked fans to vacate the area. A permit was reportedly obtained by Universal to shut down the surrounding streets from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. PT.
(Reps for the film studio did not return immediate request for comment; E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
Walker, 40, died when Roger Rodas' limited edition Porsche crashed Saturday afternoon. The car was engulfed in flames and both men died on the scene; autopsy results are pending. The two had spent the afternoon at a car show and toy drive set up through Walker's charity, Reach Out WorldWide.