Hollywood star Vin Diesel recently paid a tribute to his late co-star and friend Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013 in Valencia, California. Diesel remembered Walker as he accepted the Generation Award on behalf of The Fast and Furious film franchise at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday. Diesel was accompanied by fellow actors Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.
Remembering the early days with Walker, Diesel during his speech said, “In 2002, I was standing on this stage and MTV had given Paul Walker and I an award for Best Duo, and now 15 years later, I’m with my whole family and you’re giving us the Generation Award.” He then thanked the fans as he said, “I gotta thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise, where it didn’t matter what color your skin was or what country you were from – when you’re family, you’re family.”
Diesel wrapped up his speech as he paid a tribute to Walker saying, “I could never stand on this stage and talk about Fast and Furious without giving love to my brother Pablo, our brother Pablo; we hope you’re proud.”
Paul Walker was last seen in ‘Furious 7,’ which was released in 2015 after his death in 2013.