It's been nearly six years since the world was forced to say goodbye to Paul Walker.

Perhaps best known for his work in the wildly popular Fast and the Furious franchise, the actor tragically perished on November 30, 2013 at the age of 40, the passenger in a single-car crash. As he and friend Roger Rodas headed out to attend an event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide meant to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Rodas' Porsche Carrera GT, traveling at a speed determined to be between 80 and 93 mph in a 45 mph zone in Santa Clarita, Calif., slammed into a concrete lamp post and two trees, bursting into flames. Both bodies were, sadly, burned beyond recognition.

As we celebrate what would've been Walker's 46th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 12, we look back on the words his brothers Cody and Caleb Walker shared with E! News' Melanie Bromley, ahead of last year's release of I Am Paul Walker, a documentary about their famous sibling, about how he'd want want to be remembered

"He wasn't really a formal kind of a guy…knowing him he would just want you to be doing something fun that you enjoy doing with him," Cody said. It's not a day to be sad. He wouldn't want you to be sad. He would just want you to be with family and friends."

Caleb added, "We're just trying to live the life that Paul would want us to live. And just be happy and look forward."

In honor of the reluctant movie star's birthday, let's take a look back at his life—a life well-lived, however brief it may have been—in photos.

Paul Walker

Splash News

Paul Walker

Splash News

Meadow Walker, Paul Walker, Facebook

Facebook

Paul Walker

F. Seefried/WireImage

Paul Walker, Facebook

Facebook

Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker

Mark Renders/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson

Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Jimmy Fallon

Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Jessica Alba, Paul Walker

E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles

Paul Walker, Cody Walker

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Daughter, Meadow Walker, Instagram

Instagram / Meadow Walker

Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

David LEFRANC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Paul Walker, Fast and Furious 4

Universal Pictures

Paul Walker

Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Paul Walker

Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage

Paul Walker

Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage

Paul Walker

ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Dodger Stadium

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Paul Walker, Davidoff

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