MUMBAI: When the Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker passed away during an accident earlier in the week, the entire industry mourned. Now, Universal Pictures has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 to Paul Walker’s charity.
The proceeds will be donated to Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide, 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 organisation after witnessing deficiencies in local activations following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, and he remained passionately devoted to the charity.
Fast-Furious-6-box-office“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 in a release.
The actor died at the age of 40 on Saturday while in the passenger seat of a Porsche that struck a pole.