“When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother’s house,” the 46-year-old Fast & Furious actor wrote on Facebook.
“I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs,” Vin added. “His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes, but you lost your other half…”
Earlier in the week, Vin went to the crash site for a private memorial and took a moment to speak to fans paying their respects.