Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker at MTV Awards

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It’s been four years since the death of Paul Walker, but Vin Diesel still can’t accept any praise for the ‘Fast & Furious’ series without a doff of the cap to his old friend.

At last night’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, he took to the stage with Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to accept the show’s most prestigious gong, the Generation Award.

“I could never stand on this stage and talk about Fast and Furious without giving love to my brother Pablo, our brother Pablo,” he said.

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“We hope you’re proud.”

He also added that it touched him most that audiences have taken to their heart the message of multi-multiculturalism that their movies also spread.

“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 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.”

Walker died in a tragic car crash in a break from filming ‘Fast & Furious 7’.

‘Fast & Furious 8’, released last month, has already topped $1 billion at the box office around the world.

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