Paul Walker Death: Absence in ‘Fast & Furious 7’ is ‘Rough,’ Says Co-Star Tyrese Gibson

February 26, 2014 Updated: February 27, 2014

Paul Walker’s absence on “Fast & Furious 7” is difficult, says a star of the upcoming movie, Tyrese Gibson.

Gibson revealed to Access Hollywood that the remainder of the shooting for the film will be “rough,” according to the UK Press Association.

Shooting for the seventh film has been placed on hold following Walker’s death in a car crash on Nov. 30 in Southern California.

“It’s probably going to be a rough couple of days because we’re not going to look to the left or right and see our brother but he’s there in spirit,” Gibson said.

He added: “We all miss Paul. I’m still messed up about the whole situation but that’s my brother, and we’re family, so we’re going to keep it rocking.”

Gibson said that he knows how Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, will be written out, but he won’t say anything about it.

“I do, but I can’t go into it. I can’t speak on nothing. It’s all being figured out. It’s an uncomfortable process but it’s all being figured out,” he told the show.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster will all return for the film.

Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Djimon Hounsou will also be in the movie. James Wan is the director for the next film, which will be released April 2015.

The news comes a few days after rapper Ludacris said that he can’t pay thousands of dollars in child support because of the film’s postponement.

The rapper said that he can only about $1,800 per month in child support for his two-year-old daughter, Cai, reported TMZ.

Ludacris was ordered to pay $7,000 for now. The mother of the child, Tamika Fuller, said she wants $15,000 per month.

Gibson had previously given thanks to fans for the support.

“All the fans around the world that have been praying for Paul’s family and his daughter and the [Fast & Furious] cast and his friends… we love you all. It has helped us to rebuild and kind of stay encouraged and inspire to keep going,” he said, according to Extra in January.

He said the future of the “Fast & Furious” franchise is still strong.

“The franchise is still going to go. At this point, ‘Fast’ is like the United Nations. There are so many people in the movie that fans around the world can identify with, and Paul would want us to keep it going. I brought him with me today in spirit… I went forever sad. All of us have been sad and affected around the world, so thank you all for the prayers. I found my smile again,” he said.

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