Vin Diesel is still struggling with the death of his friend and Fast & Furious castmate Paul Walker three years after the actor lost his life in a fiery car crash.
Walker was the passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT, which crashed into trees and a concrete pole and burst into flames on 30 November, 2013, and his friend and colleague was one of several famous pals paying tribute to Paul on the anniversary of the tragedy.
Vin posted a photo of the two stars together on social media, and now he has opened up about his feelings three years after his "brother" passed away.
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"We’ve felt the loss," Diesel told Entertainment Tonight at Brazil Comic Con on Thursday. "The last three years have been some of the hardest of my life because of losing my brother like that.
"I’d been to Brazil two times before and both times that I’ve been here, I’ve always been with my brother. Even if I talked on ET in Brazil or any talk show, any press or while we were filming in the favelas, it was Pablo (Walker's nickname) and me.
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"It was a lot of tissues and it was a hard morning for me yesterday because I was here. But the irony is the whole cast reached out and his daughter, Meadow, reached out and all that stuff helps you get through it."
And Diesel told the news show that making movies didn't help ease the pain following Walker's death - until he filmed xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
Walker died midway through shooting Furious 7 in 2013.
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"Making this movie came after a very difficult time making Furious 7, and so never in my life did I need to do a movie where I could laugh and smile and enjoy myself more than right now, more than the time I made this movie. The irony is, right after doing this, of course, I went to do Fast 8, and Fast 8 was a very dark place."
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