Furious 7: Which Brian O'Conner Scenes Weren't Paul Walker

Following Paul Walker’s death in 2013 during the production of Furious 7, some scenes were completed using CGI and his brothers as body doubles.

After Paul Walker died in 2013 during the filming of Furious 7, director James Wan faced the difficult task of giving Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, a proper send-off from the franchise. Producer Neal Moritz said that in the immediate aftermath of Walker’s death, they were so lost that they thought they would have to cancel the movie, but instead its ending had to be changed.

Walker’s death came as a shock to everyone. While in Santa Clarita, CA for a fundraiser, the Fast & Furious star met up with his business partner, race car driver Roger Rodas. Walker and Rodas went for a joy ride in a Porsche Carrera GT, but the ride ended in tragedy with Walker losing his life. Although he had finished most of his on-camera work for Furious 7, the film ultimately had to be rewritten in order to fill in the gaps left by Walker’s untimely death and explain why Brian wouldn’t be in future sequels.

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