Paul Walker died in sudden and tragic circumstances this week, prompting an outpouring of grief from across Hollywood for the loss of a beloved star and devoted father. In the face of such a tragedy, there was doubt placed on whether the Fast & Furious franchise would be able to go on without one of its main stars, however Sony Pictures have since confirmed that filming will continue and the seventh instalment of the series will be completed.

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Paul Walker died tragically and suddenly

As stated by The Hollywood Reporter, production on F&F7 has been halted and will be delayed whilst the cast and crew come to terms with the loss of their friend and co-star. Still, there are no plans to abandon the project and whilst the film will be delayed beyond its planned July 2014 release, those speaking with THR said that Walker had already filmed most of his scenes and filming would be able to go on regardless of his death.

The cast were due to travel to Abu Dhabi in January for an additional shoot, which will obviously be trivialised by Walker's death, but it seems that Sony are going to let filming continue in Atlanta and decided on what happens next closer to the date.

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'Hours' is apparently considered Paul Walker's finest work

Shooting for the film was on hold over the Thanksgiving period, when Walker decided to return to California to front a charity fundraiser. He died after a limited-edition Porsche he was in crashed into a lamp post and tree, bursting into flames upon impact. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Roger Rodas, was CEO of Walker's company Always Evolving. Both driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

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