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In the wake of the shocking death of actor Paul Walker, who perished in a fiery crash on Saturday, Universal has decided to donate part of the proceeds from the DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 to Walker’s nonprofit Reach Out WorldWide.
Reach Out WorldWide is a a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Walker founded the nonprofit after the January 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The DVD will go on sale in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand on Dec. 10.
“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,” said Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley. “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 played ex-cop Brian O’Conner in the car action franchise, died when the red Porsche he was a passenger in crashed into a pole in Valencia, Calif. on Saturday. He was 40.
Walker was on a Thanksgiving break from filming the seventh installment in the Fast franchise. The restart of production has been delayed due to the tragic accident.
Walker’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to support his charity here.
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