In a tragic turn of events beloved actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident on Saturday. Friends and family created a memorial service to send off the star. Fans were deeply saddened by the loss of the star of the Fast and Furious franchise. According The Hollywood Reporter Fast and the Furious 7 will continue without Paul Walker although they will be delaying the film for some time.
Fellow actors and actresses that worked with Walker have been tweeting departures to the star. Co-star Vin Diesel tweeted multiple times saying, “heaven has gained a new angel” and “My heart is hurting so sad. Paul Walker was a good man. RIP my friend… Sorry the the Walker Family.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who has been in the more recent Fast and Furious movies tweeted “All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.”
Many individuals have given words and tributes to the fallen star, among them is RZA, one of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released a track on soundcloud (link to the track at the bottom of the article) today that is titled “Destiny Bends.”
According to eyewitnesses the solo red Porsche Carrera GT hit a tree and street lamp before bursting into flames. Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were the only people in the car. Rodas owned Always Evolving Performance Motors, a location where car lovers and enthusiasts were still gathered. They saw something they thought was a fire on a nearby hill but was in fact the crash site. 28 year old Brandon Torp grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the fire followed by most of the working staff. “There was nothing they could do.” Torp said.
Paul Walker’s legacy lives on through his many films and family. Walker was working on another movie, Hours which is about the drama of Hurricane Katrina. The movie will come to theaters December 13. Producer of the film Peter Safran is keeping the film on track for Walker. “He would have very much wanted us to move forward.” As for the Fast and Furious series is concerned, fans are unsure how to feel about the continuation without Walker. Until now the franchise has earned an estimation of $2.4 billion at box offices around the world and has featured Walker in five out of the six movies so far. The only one he was not present for was The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift which features an almost entirely new cast.
Fast and the Furious 7 will indeed go out without Paul Walker. The loss is hard on everyone. Many have been kind enough to send their regards to the Walker family which includes Paul’s daughter Meadow. The studio said that the film will be slightly delayed but they refused to comment on the future of the Fast and Furious Franchise. In remembrance of the good times, below is the blooper reel from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
By Garrett Jutte