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Wheel Of Fortune: Fast And Furious Puzzle Airing After Paul Walker's Death Was "Unfortunate Coincidence"

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December 03, 2013 AT 6:51 AM
Paul Walker 's tragic death is still fresh on the minds of his family, friends and fans. So when Wheel of Fortune had The Fast and the Furious as a puzzle answer on its Monday show, it didn't sit well with a lot of viewers. But, according to the show's official Twitter account, this episode was pre-taped on Oct. 4 and it was "an unfortunate coincidence" it aired just two days after Walker passed away at age 40. Host Paul Sajak tweeted that he "Feel(s) terrible about timing of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle tonight," adding that the episode, "Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago."