Vin Diesel once again paid an emotional tribute to his friend and “Fast and Furious” c0-star Paul Walker.
Diesel sang the opening lines of Wiz Khalifa’s song “See You Again” at the People’s Choice Awards during his acceptance speech Wednesday night.
The song, which was including in the official soundtrack of the movie, was commissioned after Walker’s death, as a tribute to the star, The Telegraph noted.
The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award, USA Today wrote.
Before Diesel hop on stage, he struggled to conquer his emotions when it was announced that “Furious 7” won the Favourite Movie award.
The 48-year-old actor described the film as a “labor of love.”
“I think of Dom and Brian and I start to think of Paul. They said to make this short and sweet, so I will try to make this short and sweet. It was a labour of love. My only message to you is you’d be amazed what you can do with love. You’d be amazed at how powerful a force that is.”
“When we didn’t want to come back to filming when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end,” he added.
He then leaned towards the microphone and sang: “It’s been a long day without you my friend/And I’ll tell you all about it/When I see you again”.
— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) January 7, 2016
Few days ago, Diesel also shared a photo on his Instagram account to remember the late actor.
Walker, who portrayed Brian O’Connor in the previous “Fast and Furious” seven installments, was killed in a tragic car crash in November 2013. Filming for “Furious 7” was on going at the time. His brother, Cody, stood in as his body double to finish the movie.
Ron Meyer, vice-chairman of NBC Universal, earlier admitted that future “Fast and Furious” movies will be different without Walker and revealed that the actor will not be in the upcoming sequel.
There have been speculations that Walker’s character may return in “Fast and Furious 8” via CGI.
“Fast and Furious 8” is set to hit cinemas in 2017.