Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak issued an apology for airing a show that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" just days after the franchise's star Paul Walker died in a car crash.
Instead of pulling the episode, producers decided to run a notification on the top of the screen that read, "This episode was taped a few weeks ago, prior to the tragic passing of 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker."
Sajak tweeted an apology after the show aired claiming he "felt terrible" about the timing of the puzzle.
Feel terrible about timing of "Fast & Furious" puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago.— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 3, 2013
Walker died Saturday in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif.