Paul Walker Fans Call Game Show Puzzle ‘Insensitive’
A puzzle on the first Wheel of Fortune episode that aired after Paul Walker’s death had an eerie connection to the actor.
The category was movie title. The correct answer: The Fast and the Furious.
In the movie franchise, Walker played an undercover police officer who became enthralled by street racing.
He died Saturday in Valencia, California when the Porsche he was in clipped a light pole and burst into flames.
Roger Rodas, a friend of his, also died in the accident.
When the Wheel of Fortune puzzle aired Monday, some of Walker’s fans found it to be insensitive, but the show calls it an “unfortunate coincidence.”
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According to the Wheel of Fortune Twitter account, the episode was taped in October.
The show also tweeted condolences to Walker’s family, friends and fans.
Host Pat Sajak added his perspective, tweeting he felt terrible about the timing.