Vin Diesel breaks down, excuses himself when interviewer asks about Paul Walker

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Actor Vin Diesel had to take a break from an interview with WGN-TV when he was asked about how he was coping with the death of his friend and "Furious 7" co-star Paul Walker.

"I just hope he's watching," Diesel said of Walker during the emotional interview (above).

Walker died November 30, 2013 in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California.

The seventh film in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise opens in theaters Thursday.