Vin Diesel commemorates on September 12 in an extensive post on Instagram what would be the 46th birthday of his Fast & Furious colleague Paul Walker.

“Normally on this day I would make plans to embarrass you with a birthday cake,” the 52-year-old actor shares with his followers about his fellow actor and friend Walker who died in a car accident in 2013 at the age of forty. Instead, I am grateful that I could call you my brother. “

“The tears never go away but they change. From tears of sorrow to tears of dignity,” Diesel continues.

Walker died during the production of the seventh part of the film series Fast & Furious , in which he and Diesel played the lead roles.

Walker started his career at the age of two in a commercial for Pampers diapers and played in more than thirty films. He left a 15 year old daughter, Meadow. Diesel is her godfather.