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Gal Gadot Opens Up About The Death Of Paul Walker

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It's still hard to believe that Paul Walker passed away just after his 40th birthday.

We aren't alone in our disbelief. The sudden shock of the tragic car accident that took the Fast and the Furious actor's life in November 2013 rocked Hollywood and his fans across America.

Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, worked alongside Paul Walker during three of the Fast and Furious films and has admitted that she still hasn't processed his death.

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Gadot played Gisele Yashar in the fourth movie, and appeared in the two subsequent sequels. She was killed off in the sixth installment of the franchise, so including her in Furious 7 didn't make sense.  

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Posted by Gal Gadot on Thursday, May 9, 2013

“I wasn’t in touch with him in between projects, so it was one movie, and then I know that I’m going to see him in the next one, etc. etc,” she said. “And I was living in Israel. So for me, I still don’t realize that he died because if there’s going to be another movie, some part of me thinks that I’m going to see Paul, because that’s just the way that it is for me.”

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The two had a close bond on and off screen and she was instantly attracted to his great smile and charm.

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“I loved Paul and I adored him from the very first moment that I met him because he was so grounded and down to Earth and the cutest, coolest dude,” she said. “And so real as well.”

She posted a touching tribute on Facebook after his passing that sums up her disbelief in his death.

Lost a dear friend today. So sudden and tragic .. Hard to believe.. Paul was a great man with a big heart and passion...

Posted by Gal Gadot on Saturday, November 30, 2013

Paul left behind a daughter, Meadow, who is now 18 and while she has been quiet, she has been doing some amazing things.

#Repost @meadowwalker (@get_repost) ・・・ Donating a bunch of food to a local homeless shelter today!! I love seeing all of your random acts of kindness and can't wait to see more💙#PWFdogoodchallenge

Posted by Paul Walker Foundation on Saturday, September 23, 2017

On his birthday last year, she launched the Paul Walker Foundation to celebrate her father's love for the ocean, passion from rescuing animals and desire to help people.

Before his heartbreaking death, Paul had a long and successful career. He made a name for himself in 1998, during his role on Pleasantville, opposite stars Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire.

He also had roles in She's All That, Variety Blues and Joy Ride, before starring in The Fast and the Furious in 2001.

While the world still mourns the loss of a great actor and inspiring person, loved ones still continue to pay tribute.

Tyrese posted on Instagram 2 years ago,

"Please continue to pray for the Walker family and his real friends who was with him every single day.... They're some of the best and strongest people I know...... I know you're in heaven smiling and rooting for us all.."

His memory continues to live on through those whose lives he impacted.

Vin Diesel and Gal Gadot got their children together and posted a heartwarming photo that proves that family is forever.

When we aren't playing superheroes... All love.

Posted by Vin Diesel on Friday, June 23, 2017

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