Paul Walker,  best known for his roles in the "Fast & Furious" action films, died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" in a car accident, the coroner said on Wednesday.

The driver of the Roger Rodas died of multiple traumatic injuries, the coroner said.

Filming for the "Fast and the Furious" has been put on hold.

"At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise," Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast  Corp , said in a statement according to the Associated Press.

The coroner ruled that both deaths were accidents and said that the injuries occurred when the car struck a fixed object.

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