Tyrese on Paul Walker’s Death: God Emailed Me About How to Heal
In need of a way to lift himself out of sadness after Paul Walker died in a car crash on Nov. 30, Walker’s Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson said god sent him an email.
That email’s subject line: “Go to Dubai” with friends to heal.
Tyrese discussed his healing process in a candid interview on The Arsenio Hall Show. The singer-turned-actor also talked about the future of Fast and Furious 7, which will arrive in theaters April 10, 2015.
Tyrese also turned to Facebook to share the Arsenio clip — his first sit-down interview since Walker’s death. “Spread love cause it will always come back,” he wrote on Facebook:
A day after Walker’s crash, mourners gathered at the scene of the accident in Valencia, Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., where Los Angeles Times reporter James Barragan posted an emotional Instagram video of Tyrese Gibson crying as he visited the memorial:
Following the accident, Universal Pictures scrambled to decide the future of the franchise, which has earned $2.3 billion worldwide since 2001. The studio had started filming the Fast and Furious 7 in September, but production went on hiatus for the holidays when Walker died after the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he and driver Roger Rodas were riding in crashed and caught fire. Officials said speed was a factor in the accident.
In December, Universal halted production indefinitely and released this statement:
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.
The Fast and Furious franchise celebrated Walker’s life with an emotional YouTube video set to Diddy and Skylar Grey’s “Coming Home.”
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