Johnson said. “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.”
He added, “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.”
“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.”
Johnson continued, “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.”
Walker leaves behind his daughter Meadow, 15.