Paul Walker's Death: Universal Unveils Emotional Tribute on YouTube & Shuts Down “Fast 7” Production (Video)

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By Riza Ornos | December 5, 2013 5:43 PM EST

Following the untimely and tragic death of Paul Walker, Universal Pictures recently revealed an emotional tribute. The YouTube video features scenes from the hit franchise "Fast and the Furious" with Skylar Grey's "I'm Coming Home" playing in the background.

The 40-year-old blue-eyed actor was in car crash accident on November 30. Walker's body together with his friend, Roger Rodas of Always Evolving, is yet to be confirmed by Los Angeles Country Sheriff. Since the two bodies are unidentifiable, the sheriffs need more time to identify them even after the completion of the autopsy.

The video description reads: "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"

Before the crash, Walker was currently filming the 7th installment of the "Fast" series. With Walker gone, the movie's production has come to a halt while the cast and crew are grieving. Universal is trying to salvage the upcoming release of "Fast 7" which is set for July 14, 2014.

"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," stated a Universal rep in a press statement released on Wednesday.

"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," said the statement.

"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."

Universal is giving a portion of the profits of Fast and Furious 6 on Blu Ray or DVD to Walker's non-profit organization ROWW. The charity organization funds First Responder efforts at crisis, including the recent calamity that hit the Philippine islands.

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