Production On ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Halted Following Paul Walker’s Death

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Production on “Fast & Furious 7” is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker, it was announced Tuesday.

Shooting on the film had been scheduled to resume this week in Atlanta but was canceled Monday and Tuesday.

A spokesman for Universal Pictures declined to say when shooting will resume.

Production on the latest installment of the franchise began in September.

Actor Vin Diesel, Walker’s co-star in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, was among a group of family and friends who gathered to pay respects to 40-year-old Walker at private memorial site on Monday night.

Diesel addressed the crowd over the P.A. system of a police car.

“Thank you, thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him,” he said.

While a large portion of “Fast & Furious 7” has been shot, the movie is incomplete. It’s scheduled for release in July, a date that could be difficult to meet with any lengthy delay.

Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were killed in a crash following a charity event in Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon. Rodas was reportedly driving.

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