[Movies] MTV Movie Awards to Include Paul Walker Tribute
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.11.2014
Late star will be honored by the award show...
Paul Walker will receive a tribute at this year's MTV Movie Awards. The LA Times spoke with MTV president Stephen Friedman, who confirmed that Walker will get a video tribute along with a speech by his Fast & Furious co-star and on-screen love interest Jordana Brewster.
Friedman said of the tribute, "Paul Walker was a role model for the MTV audience since the very beginning of his too-short career. Our audience grew up with him, from Varsity Blues to the Furious franchise. He was a movie star but one that they could relate to."
He added, "Paul's humanity and kindness clearly showed through every role. We're honored to be able to spend a moment in this year's Movie Awards to celebrate him."
Walker died in November when the car he was riding in crashed at high speed. Walker is nominated along with Vin Diesel for Best On-Screen Duo for Fast & Furious 6. The award show airs on Sunday.