With more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide, Furious 7 has now become the fifth highest-grossing film of all-time. While the numbers are astonishing, the success of the film is bittersweet, considering star Paul Walker (who played Furious family member Brian O’Conner) is not around to see the impact of the film. The actor tragically died in a car crash in 2013 at the age of 40.
On screen, the film gives a touching final farewell not only to the character, but Walker himself. (Thanks to the help of CGI magic and his brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, his final scenes could be completed.) While the Furious cast and crew have been able to pay tribute to their beloved friend and co-star, fans have also expressed their respect for Walker through various kinds of art. Ensuring that Walker’s memory won’t be forgotten, these fans have turned their grief into something as tangible as it is moving.
In honor of the impressive box office landmark just passed by Furious 7, we found the most impressive and touching pieces of Paul Walker fan art out there.
Cody Walker was on hand for the unveiling of this mosaic constructed in his brother’s image at a United Cinemas in Australia just last month.
One of Walker’s most touching quotes has now become a lasting mantra amongst his fans. “When you put good will out there it’s amazing what can be accomplished” has been immortalized by fans, including Etsy artist LoveBugandPeanut’s tasteful rendering.
Etsy artist ABRartistShop not only included Walker’s quote in their work, but an incredible sketch of the actor.
Some fans will carry their memories of Walker with them everyday thanks to tattoos that pay tribute to the actor. Twitter user @leverly0813 shared an image of her husband’s tattoo, which pays tribute to the actor and the Furious motto that “It’s all about family.”
Another fan commemorated the life of Walker by getting his autograph tattooed on them, as shown by Twitter user @michelefields69.
Fan Jeffrey Raymond Frolich shared his Photoshop creation, which has since gone viral with fans, of the late actor standing side-by-side with his friend and co-star Vin Diesel.