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Video: Vin Diesel Gives Emotional Speech At Candlelight Vigil For Paul Walker

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Celebrities, including Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, made an appearance at a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial set up at the scene of Paul Walker's fatal accident. They were joined by Walker's 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, ABC 7 reported.

Afterwards, Diesel delivered a heartfelt message thanking fans who had gathered to mourn the late actor.

"Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him," Diesel said.

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Diesel is one of many who have made appearances at the memorial since Walker's death on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, Tyrese made a heart-wrenching appearance at the site and kept a piece of the wreckage as a keepsake. Yesterday afternoon, Rodriguez also tweeted out a statement on Walker's passing:

Meanwhile, police have ruled out drag racing as a cause of the crash based on the evidence collected, but are leaning toward speed being a factor, the L.A. Times reported.

"I'm a good friend of [Walker and Rodas] and I'm fighting for them because there's been a lot of speculation about them drag racing, and that did not happen," Walker's friend Jim Torp, who was at the charity event the day the crash happened, told the L.A. Times.

Walker and Rodas were driving in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that allegedly had stalling problems before they took it out for a quick joyride.

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An autopsy is expected to finish later today.