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Paul Walker’s brother Cody honours actor by naming newborn son after him

Paul Walker’s brother Cody honours actor by naming newborn son after him

It's been almost a decade since the star tragically passed away

Paul Walker’s brother Cody has paid a touching tribute to the late actor by naming his newborn son after him.

The Fast and Furious star died in a car accident in 2013, aged just 40.

Cody and his wife Felicia recently welcomed their third child - a little boy - on Sunday 30 April.

In an interview with People, Cody revealed his name is Paul Barrett ‘Bear’ Walker, saying it felt ‘appropriate’ to honour his late brother.

Cody said: "This November will mark 10 years since we lost my brother, Paul, and I just felt now was the appropriate time.”

He went on to explain how the name Paul had been in the family for generations - so it felt right to keep up the tradition when naming his newest arrival.

He went on: “My brother, Caleb, and I are both done having children. My brother, Paul, was Paul William Walker IV and that name goes back four generations.

"Within the family, he went by ‘little Paul’ or ‘Paul 4,’ even though he quickly outgrew our father in height.

Cody’s wife Felicia shared an adorable photo of their new arrival with his older brother.

"It was important to me to have that name carry on.”

Paul’s other brother Caleb and his wife Stephanie also named a son after the late star - Maverick Paul Walker is now five-years-old.

Paul’s memory is also being kept alive in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise - although his final appearance came posthumously in Fast and Furious 6.

The actor, who played Brian O'Conner in the movies, made a brief appearance in the most recent movie, which was released just last month, in a flashback scene.

Explaining how he is incorporated into Fast X, director Louis Leterrier told TotalFilm: "Well, Brian is very much alive in the world of Fast and Furious and they’ve teased him a lot in the previous movies.

Cody and wife Felicia have recently welcomed their third child.

"In 9, we see the car coming. It’s something that is planned. This movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present."

The director went on to say that Paul’s family have remained part of the franchise and the decision was made for Brian to be seen 'in the past'.

"You will see Brian in the past, you won't see Brian in the present," he explained. "It's something that everybody has to be on board with.

"The Walker family is still very much a part of this franchise, you'll see how in this movie. It just has to be the right moment, the right tone."

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Topics: Celebrity, Parenting