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"Furious" stars pay tribute to Paul Walker at Teen Choice Awards

The singer/actor tells CBS News' Lauren Moraski how the "Fast & Furious" cast pulled together in the wake of Paul Walker's death
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"Furious 7" stars Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster made a moving tribute to their late co-star Paul Walker at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

Diesel led the cast in accepting the award for Choice Movie: Action/Adventure and said, "The fact that you all voted for this movie means a lot to us. We make these movies with our hearts."

He continued, as he, Rodriguez and Brewster held hands, and talked about how the cast were like family to him: "My kids refer to Luda as Uncle Luda, Uncle Ty Boogie, Auntie Michelle, Auntie Jordana ... we are a true, true, true family."

Diesel, who named his daughter after Walker, said that the family wasn't complete without Walker, though.

"I can't stand here and be rewarded like this without talking about somebody very, very, very important to us," he said. "One of the best blessings in our lives is the fact that we had the opportunity to call Pablo our brother. Paul Walker is here in spirit with us."

This wasn't the first time the actor paid tribute to his late friend; in March, Diesel choked up talking about Walker at a "Furious 7" screening.

Diesel also gave a shout-out to Walker's daughter, Meadow.

"There is one teen in the audience that is a part of the family that kept us going -- it's Paul Walker's family. His brothers, his parents that kept us encouraged when we were filming 'Furious 7,' but there's one very special teen here and her name is Meadow Walker."

Ludacris then moved in front of the podium and announced Walker as this year's Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure to cheers and applause: "Rest in peace," said the rapper.

Just before the cast walked off stage, Brewster leaned into the mic and said, "We miss you and we will always, always love you, Paul."

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