Thursday, December 5, 2013
It is with deep sadness that Hollywood loses one of their own in such an untimely death - Fast & Furious star Paul Walker. There are still plenty of fans grieving (including my little 8 year old nephew) along with the actor's close friends and family. Universal officially announced a production halt on Fast & Furious 7. There are some rumblings that the studio might start the sequel over from scratch, with several theories of how they would handle the leading actor's passing. But for now the studio gives us a touching tribute to their fallen franchise star featuring clips of Walker from all the F&F movies. I was a fan of these souped-up, high-octane movies myself and feel very sad that he's really gone.
The studio also released this statement: "Paul Walker's family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org/." In addition, remember that the studio is donating part of the proceeds from the Blu-Ray/DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 (arriving on December 10th) to Walker's nonprofit charity Reach Out WorldWide. Walker founded the organization after the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, and it gathers professionals with first responder skill-sets to areas hit by natural disasters.
*May He Rest In Peace*