Universal to Donate Portion of ‘Fast & Furious 6’ Home Video Sales to Paul Walker’s Charity3 Dec, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Actor died Nov. 30 in an auto accident in Valencia, Calif.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the home entertainment sales of pending release, Fast & Furious 6, to actor Paul Walker’s charity, Reach Out WorldWide.
Forty-year-old Walker, who played ex-cop Brian O’Conner in every "Fast & Furious" movie except one (Tokyo Drift), was killed in a car accident Nov. 30 in Valencia, Calif.
The Blu-ray Disc/DVD/digital copy Fast & Furious 6 bundled release hits retail Dec. 10 for $34.98. The film generated nearly $790 million at the global box office.
“With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said in a statement. “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the nonprofit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
Walker, who was in the midst of production on Fast & Furious 7, had attended a fundraiser for his charity during the Thanksgiving break when he, and Roger Rodas, the CEO of his racing company, were killed driving a rare red Porsche racecar.