- Dec 4, 2013
Paul Walker autopsy results revealed, Fast and Furious 7 production suspended
In other news related to Walker's death, The Hollywood Reporter has a statement from Universal Studios that production of Fast and Furious 7, which Walker had a starring role in, has been suspended indefinitely as grieving continues and plans are made to salvage a film that is without its lead actor. The statement follows rumors that production would be put on hold. Universal said in a statement:
As for the results of the autopsies, the Los Angeles County Coroner found that Walker succumbed to a combination of traumatic and thermal injuries, meaning that it's unlikely he was killed instantly in the crash. Rodas, meanwhile, suffered a number of traumatic injuries. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition, requiring dental records for identification, according to The Huffington Post. For now, both deaths are being ruled accidental, although toxicology screenings on both Walker and Rodas are expected within six to eight weeks.
"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast and Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast and 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 and 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."