The actor was left devastated when his friend passed away in a car crash almost two years ago and admits it is ”hard” to celebrate Furious 7, the final movie they worked on together.
Accepting the Hollywood Blockbuster Award for the movie at the Hollywood Film Awards last night, he said: ”We made a film that made the whole world cry with us. It’s impossible not to receive an award and not feel emotional. It is hard to celebrate ‘Furious 7.’ I said I wasn’t going to talk about Paul, but when you have had a brother like that it is impossible not to.”
And Vin – who was joined on stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel by co-stars Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez – dedicated the accolade to his ”angel” friend.
He added: ”Thank you for recognizing that angel. The world is a little lonelier without him. But I know he’s looking down at us, and smiling, because all of you have acknowledged him. This is for you, Pablo.”