"We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones," RZA wrote about the actor in a statement he posted to his Sound Cloud.
Walker died Saturday (Nov. 30) in a car accident. He was on his way to a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide when the 2005 Porsche Carerra GT he was riding in alongside his business partner, Roger Rodus, crashed and burst into flames. Both passengers perished.
"This song ... was written last night after hearing the tragic news," RZA explained. "I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art."
RZA's two sons helped him to compose it. Singer Will Wells laid the vocal track.
"... Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time," RZA continued.
"So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but 'destiny bends.'"
In addition to the Fast & Furious series, Walker starred in She's All That and Takers. Brick Mansion is currently slated for a February 2014 release. He was 40 years old.
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