Arguably the saddest news of Thanksgiving weekend was the too-early death of actor Paul Walker. If you, like many, are looking at ways to say goodbye to the 40-year-old “Fast and the Furious” star, then Bravo’s pre-scheduled marathon of the car racing series should fit the bill.
In an ironic, pre-scheduled coincidence, Bravo just so happened to be airing a marathon of “Fast and Furious” movies as a Bravo’s Big Picture feature the night of Walker’s death, Nov. 30. He starred in five of the six movies released movies: “The Fast and the Furious,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6.” “Fast & Furious 7,” which he also starred in, is slated for a July 2014 release.
Universal Studios, the company behind the “Fast and the Furious” movies, released an official statement about Walker’s death. “All of us at Universal are heartbroken,” the statement reads. “Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the ‘Fast and Furious’ films and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”
Walker was killed in a car accident near Santa Clarita, Calif. while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He will be missed.