Walker died after the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. A friend was the driver. Roger Rodas was the owner of a car-customization shop Always Evolving. The driver was Officials say speed was a factor in Walker’s accident. Walker died from “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” meaning he survived the initial crash but died after the car was engulfed in flames. Universal encourages fans to donate to Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide in lieu of flowers and gifts.
Universal Pictures announced filming for Fast & Furious 7, which was slated to arrive in theaters in July, has been put on hold indefinitely.
“Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.”