Vin Diesel names baby after Paul Walker in touching tribute to friend and co-star

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel at the World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in London on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.

The Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel recently welcomed a new baby and revealed today that his new daughter's name holds a special place in his heart.

Diesel and his longtime partner Paloma Jimenez named their little girl Pauline, after Diesel's friend and co-star Paul Walker.

Actor Vin Diesel and partner Paloma Jimenez arrive at the world premiere of "Riddick" at the Mann Village Westwood Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Proud papa Diesel posted a photo of his little bundle of joy to Facebook on March 16 along with lyrics from the Louis Armstrong classic "What a Wonderful World."

The same day, he posted a publicity still of himself and Walker from Furious 7 to Instagram with a caption saying Walker had been with him in spirit that day.

"You would've been proud of your big brother this weekend...Even my mother said you were there in spirit Pablo," it read.

Earlier this month, Diesel became emotional when talking about his friendship with Walker during an advance screening of the movie.

"I lost my best friend," Diesel said. "I lost my brother."

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Walker was killed in a car accident in 2013. The two had been co-star's in the long-running Fast and the Furious movie franchise. The seventh movie in the series, Furious 7, is set to debut next month. The film was in production when Walker died and it is believed that his character, Brian O'Conner, will be retired in the plot.

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Diesel and Jimenez already have a son and daughter together.