Walker played lead role, Brian O’Conner in the long-running series, and was due to continue filming for The Fast and the Furious 7 in Atlanta in the upcoming week.
On Sunday, December 1, it emerged that speed was a factor in the crash.
The cast and crew of The Fast and the Furious have passed on their condolences, with co-star Dwayne “the rock” tweeting: “All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.”
Universal Studios also said they were heartbroken. Their statement read: “All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with The Fast and the Furious films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”
Director James Wan and Universal executives have been discussing the future of the film, according to The Wrap, and are determining if it could be rewritten in a way that would be respectful to Walker’s passing. For now production has been delayed but the sequel is expected to reach cinemas eventually.
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