Universal Studios has paid tribute to Paul Walker after he was killed in a car accident yesterday.

The studio said that they were ‘heartbroken’ by his untimely death, and sent out their sympathies to the actor’s family.

Walker had worked with Universal extensively on the Fast & Furious franchise - a movie that hit the big screen for the first time back in 2001.

A statement from the studio read” All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans.

"We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."

Walker was killed in a car accident in Santa Clarita when a car he was a passenger in lost control, hit a post or tree and burst into flames. Both Walker and the driver were killed as a result of the accident.

Walker was filming Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his death - a movie that was due to hit the big screen next summer.

Walker and the rest of the Fast & Furious cast had enjoyed huge success this summer with the sixth instalment of the film series; it had gone on to become the biggest grossing film in the franchise.


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