When the Fast and Furious 6 DVD and Blu-Ray lands in stores tomorrow, December 10, a portion of the profits from the sale of the sixth chapter in the Fast and Furious series will go to the charity founded and run by its star.
When Paul Walker died over a week ago, not only did Fast and Furious fans lose their beloved action movie hero, but millions who had been helped by his charity, Reach Out WorldWide, lost the leader who lived for helping others.
Universal Pictures announced that the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Fast and Furious 6 was a way that they could help out and simultaneously pay tribute to a man that was much more than a superstar in their movies. The studio will give a portion of the profits from all sales of Fast and Furious 6 to Reach Out WorldWide as a way to keep Walker’s memory alive.
“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 Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
The studio also recently announced that Fast and Furious 7 production will halt until they figure out how to move forward without Walker.