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Vin Diesel names his baby girl after his "brother", Paul Walker.

He said he could feel Walker’s presence in the delivery room.

An emotional tribute from Paul Walker’s The Fast and the Furious co-star Vin Diesel shows that the actor is far from forgotten.

Walker died in November 2013 after the car his friend was driving collided with a tree.

Diesel, who has referred to Walker as his “brother” and “best friend” in interviews, had a baby girl earlier this month with his partner, Paloma Jimenez, and has just revealed his daughter’s name.

In an interview with American news anchor Natalie Morales, Diesel told her he felt Walker’s presence in the delivery room with him and decided to name his daughter after the late actor.

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Image via Getty.
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“I named her Pauline,” he said.

“There’s no other person that I’m thinking about as I’m cutting this umbilical cord. I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

Related: It’s been determined that speed was a factor in Paul Walker’s death.

Walker is survived by his 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker.

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Image via Getty.

Diesel has publicly struggled with his grief after losing his friend, with whom he worked on The Fast and the Furious franchise with for 12 years. On the anniversary of Walker’s death, Diesel shared a tribute on Facebook to his co-star.

“He was a part of so much in my life…long personal talks with my mother or babysitting the Alpha Angel…he took a certain pride in being uncle Pablo…after all, we were filming a scene in FF4 the day she was born, and he being the only one I told, encouraged me to go in and cut the umbilical cord. He was an important part of my transition into fatherhood…that healthy family member, with the most positive outlook on life…A year ago today…a year of mourning…and his absence still leaves me speechless. We miss you Pablo.”

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