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'Fast & Furious 6' proceeds to go to Paul Walker's charity

Actor Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel (R), attend a Japan premiere of the film Fast & Furious in Tokyo, Japan, on September 30, 2009. UPI/Keizo Mori
Actor Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel (R), attend a Japan premiere of the film "Fast & Furious" in Tokyo, Japan, on September 30, 2009. UPI/Keizo Mori | License Photo

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Universal Pictures says some of the proceeds from the DVD release of "Fast & Furious 6" will go to Paul Walker's non-profit, Reach Out WorldWide.

Reach Out is described as a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Universal said Walker founded the organization after witnessing deficiencies in local efforts following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. He remained passionately devoted to the charity and was killed in a fiery car crash after leaving an event to benefit it last Saturday.

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"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," Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, said in a statement Tuesday. "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."

"Fast & Furious 6" is set for release in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand Dec. 10.

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Walker's family has requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to support the actor's charity.

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