Paul Walker’s tragic death left the world heartbroken on Nov. 30. The 40-year-old ‘Fast & Furious’ actor died in a car crash in Santa Clarita after leaving a charity event. We had fallen in love with his character, Brian O’Conner, and now know that the cast and crew plan to pay a special tribute to Paul in the next film.
Fast & Furious 7 is currently in the process of filming, but after Paul Walker‘s shocking death, many were left wondering how the franchise would move forward. However, HollywoodLife.com can now tell you exclusively that the movie, slated to come out in July 2014, will honor the late star.
“Many people within the production haven’t even heard the tragic news because of the holidays, but its almost positive that the movie will still move forward in his honor,” a source close to the film’s cast told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Once people get back to work on Monday, many meetings will be happening.”
Paul has starred in five of the six Fast & Furious films, plus was mid-way through filming the seventh when he tragically lost his life in a car crash.
Paul Walker’s Shocking Death
Paul was the passenger in a Porsche GT during a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, which was raising money for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. The driver of the car lost control, crashing into a tree, causing the car to burst into flames. Santa Clarita’s Sheriff’s Station confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Paul’s family took to his official Facebook page to release the following statement:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
— Emily Longeretta, Reporting by Russ Weakland