‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul Walker leaves $25 million to 15-year-old daughter
The late actor has reportedly left everything to only daughter Meadow Walker, according to his will obtained by TMZ. He apparently left nothing to other family members or girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, 23. The action movie star appointed his mother, Cheryl Walker, as Meadow’s guardian, according to court documents.
Walker’s father, also called Paul, who was named executor of the estate, filed his son’s will in a Los Angeles court that leaves every penny of his son’s fortune to 15-year-old Meadow Walker. The action movie star, who died in a fiery November car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., appointed his mother, Cheryl, as Meadow’s guardian, according to court papers obtained by TMZ.
Meadow grew up in Hawaii, where she lived with her mother, Rebecca Soteros. The girl had been living with her father in California at the time of his death.
A court hearing is set for later this month on a petition Paul Walker Sr. filed asking to grant his son’s wishes to make Cheryl Walker the guardian of Meadow
It was unclear Tuesday if Soteros planned to object to the arrangement.
Meadow Walker was present Nov. 30 when her father and his pal, race car driver Roger Rodas, went for a spin in a Porsche Carrera GT and crashed into a light pole and tree at more than 100 mph.
Just before the deadly crash, Walker and his daughter attended a fund-raiser for his Reach Out Worldwide charity. Days before his death, Walker told friends he was the happiest he’d ever been since his daughter came to live with him. “We’re matching up sweet!” Walker told reporters of his relationship with Meadow. “She’s been with her mom her whole life and she wants a relationship with her pops. It’s working out really well right now.”
Following the tragedy, Meadow Walker called her father “My REAL life hero!” in a Facebook post. “When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile and taught me to never give up,” she wrote. “I loved him even before I knew what love was.”
Born in Glendale, Calif., Paul Walker portrayed undercover FBI agent Brian O’Conner in five “Fast & Furious” movies. Walker was filming the seventh installment of the wildly successful franchise when he was killed. The film is still scheduled to be released in 2015.
“They’re having to rewrite, they’re having to do whatever they’re having to do to deal with the situation,” actor Kurt Russell — who will star in “Fast & Furious 7” — said last month at the Sundance Film Festival. “Listen, it’s catastrophic.”