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Vin Diesel Names Daughter After Paul Walker

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    Almost 16 months after "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker was killed in a tragic car accident, co-star and friend Vin Diesel has done something to keep the late actor's memory "part of his family."

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    Diesel shared on the "Today" show Monday that he and longtime girlfriend Paloma Jimenez named their daughter Pauline as a tribute to Walker. 

     

    "It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world," Diesel said in an interview. 

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    The "Furious 7" star said he felt the spirit of Walker, with whom he did five of the seven  "Fast and the Furious" films, was present when his daughter was born. 

    "He was in the room," he recalled. "There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just ... knew he was there."

    "Furious 7," Walker's last film, opens in theaters nationwide April 3.

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    (Published Thursday, March 19, 2015)