Five years after his tragic death, Paul Walker is still in the minds and hearts of his family, friends and fans.

Friday marks the five-year anniversary of the beloved actor’s death.

On Nov. 30, 2013, Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were riding in a Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. The actor was 40.

We first met Walker in 1998, when he was a spunky, young actor starring in Varsity Blues. He was about to get his big break in Hollywood — but he made it clear he planned to do things his way.