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Vin Diesel's Paul Walker Tribute at 'Furious 7' Advance Screening Leaves Lots of Throats Lumpy

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Vin Diesel attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.(Landov, file)

By    |   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 08:51 AM

Vin Diesel got choked up at an advance screening of "Furious 7" when he dedicated the film to his "brother," the late Paul Walker.

"This was a labor of love," he told a packed theater in Los Angeles on Monday, CBS News reported.

"It was in some ways the hardest I ever had to do because the relationships that you see on film are so real. When the tragedy happened, I lost my best friend. I lost my brother. Tonight…"

Diesel got a lump in his throat while speaking, but the audience had his back.

"You’re the man," one man shouted from the audience.

"Love you, V." said a woman.

"You got family here, Vin," said a final shout.

The last comment really touched Diesel, who replied, "Oh, I love that."

"What can I say guys, thanks for being my family. Thanks for always taking care of us. Thanks for believing in us," he continued. "Thanks for taking the themes that we put in this action saga, and somehow applying it to your own lives."

"Please, from my heart, know that we made this movie from our hearts, and know that this is our gift to you. And, more importantly, it’s for my brother there," he concluded, pointing at the picture of Walker behind him.

Walker died in a car wreck on his way to a charity fundraiser while the "Furious" cast was filming the seventh movie.

Thanks to CGI technology, voice-effects technology, as well as Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody — who were used as stand-ins — producers were able to finish the remainder of his scenes to complete the latest installment.



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