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Posted: December 24, 2013 at 5:25 a.m.

Universal Pictures has delayed the release of Fast & Furious 7 for almost a year, after the death of star Paul Walker. The studio announced Monday that the Fast & Furious sequel will be released in April 2015, instead of July next year. Shooting on the film was about halfway finished when the 40-year-old Walker died in a car crash outside of Los Angeles.

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