'Wheel of Fortune' Scrambles to Explain 'Unfortunate Coincidence' of 'Fast & Furious' Puzzle Fox News
Executives at the long-running syndicated game show “Wheel of Fortune” are busy explaining why a game puzzle with the answer “The Fast and The Furious” aired Monday night on about 200 local stations, Fox News reports.
"In messages sent out on Twitter, the show called the incident an 'unfortunate coincidence,' explaining that the show had been taped weeks prior, before star Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash," the story reports.
One message on the "Wheel of Fortune" Twitter account read: “The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family, friends & fans of Paul Walker."
"Wheel" host Pat Sajak also posted a message to his followers after the puzzle turned up just days after the crash that killed Walker. Sajak wrote: “Feel terrible about timing of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle tonight. Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago."
As previously reported, Walker, 40, died along with Roger Rodas, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when it hit a light pole and a tree, then burst into flames.