Filming for “Fast & Furious 7” ended on Thursday, days before it was originally set for release. The date has been delayed to April 2015, after production halted following Paul Walker’s death in November. Universal’s official Facebook page thanked fans for their support, as it has surely been a long road for everyone.
The post said, in part, “Today we completed the last shot in the production of FAST & FURIOUS 7.
We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it’s because of you that we got here.
There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best FAST & FURIOUS movie yet.”
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker was 40 years old when the Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California, last November. Roger Rodas, 38, was the driver of the high-performance sports car that crashed. He was Walker’s friend, business partner and a co-owner of the car-customization store Always Evolving, in Santa Clarita. The pair had just attended an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide.
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Meanwhile, fellow cast member Michelle Rodriguez acknowledged Walker in an Instagram post on Thursday.
In a photo she posted with Vin Diesel, Rodriguez wrote as a photo caption, “Ride or Die through thick and thin 15 yrs later surreal to think we made it through such a tough painful production. But this ones for you P I hope we make you proud love you.”