Vin Diesel Pays Tribute to Paul Walker at 2015 Teen Choice Awardsby Ali Szubiak | PopCrush
When the cast of Furious 7 went onstage to accept the award for Choice Action Movie, Diesel took the opportunity to pay tribute to his late costar. Walker’s untimely death resulted from a tragic car crash back in 2013, while the film was mid-production.
Diesel said, “We are true, true, true family…I can’t stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us. One of the best blessings in our lives is the fact that we have the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us.”
Diesel then went on to specifically call out Walker’s 16-year-old daughter, Meadow. He said, “And since this is a Teen Choice Award, you beautiful teens, there is one teen in the audience that is a part of the family that kept us going. It’s Paul Walker’s family — his brother, his parents — that kept us encouraged when we were filming Furious 7, but there’s one very, very, very special teen here and her name is Meadow Walker. I love all of you. Until Fast 8.”
Following Diesel’s speech, Ludacris (who co-hosted the 2015 Teen Choice Awards and plays Tej in the Furious franchise) announced that Paul Walker posthumously won the award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure.
You can check out the full speech in the video above.
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