About 200 people gathered at a soundstage on the Universal lot for the ceremony in honor of the late actor Saturday afternoon, at which Ben Harper sang a song in Walker’s memory, a source told E! News.
Walker’s dad, Paul Walker Sr., as well as Ron Meyer, Paul’s manager Matt Luber, Paul’s siblings, and many more were on hand to share kind words about the Fast and Furious star’s life.
Tyrese, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez were just a few of the stars on hand to honor Walker’s life as well.
“There was a lot of crying” at the service, which lasted about two hours, the source said. “It was just very sad.”
After the memorial, Walker’s Fast and Furious co-stars Tyrese, Ludacris and Rodriguez went on to share touching tributes about their late co-star and friend on Instagram and Twitter.
“Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead…. God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings,” Tyrese posted on Instagram, along with a photo of Paul.
“For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment….. I guess you can’t get all you ask for in life…. But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love….. Never did I take my access for granted…. Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that’s why we’re all feeling it… #RIHAW Rest In Heaven Angel Walker,” he continued.
Ludacris also posted a tribute on Instagram, putting up a shot of what appeared to be the program from the memorial, which was titled with the words “Always in our hearts…”
Rodriguez also chimed in, tweeting, “I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, ‘stay golden pony boy’… I hope you get my tweet in heaven, ps your right; ‘stop talking just do it already';) Love you Paul, your departure is fuel to my fire, well meet again, enjoy that light.”
Fast and Furious 7 director James Wan tweeted, “Goodbye friend. Your generosity & kindness inspire me to want to be a better human being. I’m glad I got to know you.”
Eight Below director Frank Marshall also tweeted a note about Walker, writing, “Today we celebrated the generous soul of PAUL WALKER. Always in our hearts… #PaulWalker,” along with a photo of them on set of the Disney film.
Walker was laid to rest earlier Saturday, where his family and loved ones gathered to pay their final respects at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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