Paul Walker

Paul Walker to be in ‘Fast & Furious 7’; His Final Scenes

The seventh installment in Hollywood’s “Fast & Furious” film franchise is to be released April 10, 2015, star Vin Diesel announced on Facebook.

Shooting on the movie had already begun, but was suspended after Diesel’s co-star Paul Walker was killed while he was a passenger in a fiery car crash after attending a Nov. 30 charity event. The action picture was initially expected to hit theaters this July.

“The last scene we filmed together … there was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared … in the film we were now completing … the magic captured … and, in just how far we’ve come … Fast and Furious 7 will be released … April 10th 2015! P.S. He’d want you to know first …” Diesel wrote online Sunday, referring to Walker.

The Hollywood Reporter said the late actor will appear in “Fast & Furious 7,” but it is unclear how much screen time his character, ex-cop Brian O’Conner, will have or how he will be written out of the movie.

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Thousands Gather For Paul Walker’s Memorial

Thousands gathered Sunday to attend a memorial for Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas at the site of their fatal accident in Los Angeles, police said.

The memorial included a rally and car cruise, which featured some of the vehicles Walker drove in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Fans lined up hundreds of bouquets of flowers at the spot where the red Porsche Rodas crashed into a tree and lamp post before bursting into flames Nov. 30.

Los Angeles County sheriffs officials said they were on hand to monitor the increase in traffic and pedestrians in the area.

“Sheriff’s deputies understand many people are choosing to visit the site to assist in the grieving process. Yet it is important to take legal safety measures to help avoid injury to people in the area,” the department said in a statement.

The nearby North Park Community Church opened up its parking and lot and restrooms for mourners and offered police a staging and rest area inside.

“It’s not something we were looking for but it kind of fell in our laps,” said the church’s pastor, Bob Hudson. “It’s going to be cool and fun and yes, something’s going to go wrong and we’re going to have to fix it, but I enjoy opportunities like this.

“One reason we’re doing this is because this is an opportunity to show God’s love within our community,” he added.