December 03, 2013 10:24am PT by Hilary Lewis
'Wheel of Fortune' Apologizes for 'Fast and Furious' Answer After Paul Walker's Death
Monday night's Wheel of Fortune featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" just days after star Paul Walker died in a tragic car crash.
The show's Twitter account noted that the episode was taped on Oct. 4 and its airing on Monday night was "an unfortunate coincidence."
The show that included the puzzle "The Fast and The Furious" was taped on 10/4/13. It's an unfortunate coincidence that it aired tonight.— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) December 3, 2013
After the show, host Pat Sajak tweeted that he regretted the timing of the episode.
Feel terrible about timing of "Fast & Furious" puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago.— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 3, 2013
The show also posted a message for Walker's family, friends and fans on its Twitter account.
The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family, friends & fans of Paul Walker.— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) December 3, 2013