Vin Diesel says Paul Walker’s mom helped him realize he lost his ‘other half’


Vin Diesel is still coming to grips with Paul Walker’s death and how much his co-star meant to him.

More than three years after the actor died in a car crash, Walker’s death looms large over “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.

Diesel flew from Atlanta to see Walker’s mother after the fatal accident in November 2013, he said on SiriusXM Entertainment Monday.

But Walker’s mother comforted the actor instead of the other way around.

“And I said, ‘Why?’” Diesel said. “Why are you apologizing to me? And she says to me, ‘Because you lost your other half.’”

Diesel named his daughter Pauline in honor of his friend.

“We’re probably all a little guilty of not telling people how much we love them, while they’re here,” he told SiriusXM. “And my mother only told me this a month ago, that his mother told my mom, ‘Love your child. Just love your child.’”

At the “Fate of the Furious” premiere over the weekend, Diesel honored the actor he called his “brother.”

“I just want you to know, there wasn’t a second we made this movie, not a minute … not a day that went by that we weren’t thinking about our brother, Pablo, and how to bring him into the movie and how to represent him and to make something that he will be proud of,” he said. “Pablo, I hope you are proud tonight.”

“Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the franchise, includes “the greatest tribute” to Walker at the end of the film, Diesel told USA Today.