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Universal Pictures makes a donation to Paul Walker’s charity

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Universal Pictures announced today that it will be donating ” a percentage of proceeds” from the upcoming home entertainment release of “Fast & Furious 6” to Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide. Walker and his friend/fellow racing enthusiast, Roger Rodas, were killed in a fiery crash last Saturday afternoon in Valencia. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were riding in, apparently struck trees and then a pole, before exploding into flames. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident — but investigators are still trying to determine  exactly how it happened.

Today, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office completed autopsies on the victims– but the results have not been released. The “Fast &Furious” actor was working on the latest installment of the popular movie series. In the wake of Walker’s death, producers and director, James Wan, are considering scrapping the film and starting over, according to The Wrap. More than half of  “Fast & Furious 7” has been shot — but key scenes with Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, have not been done.

Tributes to the late actor are pouring in. His family has asked that in lieu of flowers and gifts, donations be made to Walker’s ROWW charity.

 “With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others.  We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures in a statement.  “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
“Fast & Furious 6 “will be available in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand, next Tuesday,  December 10.

For more on the passing of  Walker and reactions from fans and fellow actors click over to Deadline.

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