(September 12, 1973 — November 30, 2013) was an American actor famous for playing Brian O'Conner in the The Fast and the Furious
In November 2013, while production for Fast and Furious 7
was still underway, Paul Walker was killed in an auto accident
, ironically enough
. Production was immediately halted following his death
, with the film's fate uncertain at the time. In January 2014, his Fast and Furious
costar Vin Diesel
announced that production was resumed, with its release date changed from July 2014 to April 2015.
In February 2014, Fast and Furious 7
director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan announced that they'd revised the script so the footage that Walker shot before his death can be used to retire his character Brian O'Conner without killing him off.
The film will also be dedicated to him.