Paul Walker's brother Cody names newborn son in honor of late actor almost 10 years after tragic car crash
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: As the 10th anniversary of Paul Walker's tragic death approaches, his brother, Cody Walker, has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actor by naming his newborn son after him. The 34-year-old actor revealed that his son, Paul Barrett Walker, also known as 'Bear' within the family, was born on April 30 in Arizona.
In the midst of the 'Fast & Furious X' series, Cody and his wife, Felicia Walker, decided to keep the gender of their baby a surprise until the birth. After welcoming their son into the world, they considered various names before finally settling on Paul Barrett the following day. The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, already have a daughter named Remi, aged 5, and a son named Colt, aged 2.
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"This November will mark 10 years since we lost my brother, Paul, and I just felt now was the appropriate time," Cody expressed to People. The loss of Paul in 2013 at the age of 40 due to a single-car collision in Santa Clarita, California, deeply affected his family and fans around the world. Cody went on to explain the significance behind his newborn son's name, emphasizing its connection to their family's heritage. "My brother, Caleb, and I are both done having children. My brother, Paul, was Paul William Walker IV, and that name goes back four generations," he stated.
Cody Walker's dedication to preserving Paul Walker's legacy
He also shared how terms of endearment were commonly used within the family to refer to his late brother. "Within the family, he went by 'little Paul' or 'Paul 4,' even though he quickly outgrew our father in height. It was important to me to have that name carry on," Cody revealed. In addition to welcoming his son, Cody discussed his involvement in the motorsports festival, FuelFest, which he collaborates on with 'Fast & Furious' mainstay Tyrese Gibson. Each installment of the festival donates a portion of its proceeds to Reach Out WorldWide, a nonprofit organization founded by Paul in 2010.
Describing the charity as "a part of Paul that he left behind," Cody expressed the importance of preserving his brother's legacy through such endeavors. Meanwhile, Paul's daughter, Meadow Walker, and Cody made a special appearance in the recently-released film 'Fast X'. She took to Instagram to publicly announce her cameo, expressing her gratitude for being able to honor her father's legacy and share the experience with him forever.