Paul Walker left behind a multitude of fans when he died over Thanksgiving weekend last year, and with production resuming on “Fast and Furious 7”, the star is on the minds of many this week. One of those whose life was touched by working with Walker is David Belle, who stars in the upcoming film “Brick Mansions”.
“It was a pleasure to work with Paul. He was an amazing man, a great actor and a good confidant,” he said.
Walker, who died in a fiery car crash with a friend, was heavily involved with his charity Reach Out Worldwide–which provides aid and relief to those affected by natural disasters–and left the organization’s branding to his brother, Cody.
“My family and I truly appreciate the support we have received during this difficult time,” Cody wrote on Instagram soon after Walker’s death. “One of the many things I admired about my brother was his genuine desire to help others in need. As many of you know, in 2010 @paulwalker founded @reachoutww, a disaster relief organization. It is with great honor that I have decided to join the ROWW team as Brand Manager. I look forward to working with like-minded individuals and partners to ensure ROWW continues to aid those in need in the years to come. As Paul would say, ‘When you put good will out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.’ We can all make a difference in this world and I am honored to join the ROWW team in fulfilling my brother’s legacy and ensure that the good my brother did lives on.”
Cody Walker has been in the headlines this week after rumors began to float around the web that he may show up in “Fast and Furious 7” in his brother’s spot, with the help of CGI. Nothing has been confirmed however, and it’s not clear how exactly the film will deal with the loss of Walker.
“Brick Mansions” was completed before Walker’s death and will be released in May. The actor played an undercover police officer tasked with taking down a crime boss.
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