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Paul Walker Leaves $25 Million Fortune to Daughter Meadow

Paul Walker has left his $25 million fortune to his daughter.

The Fast and the Furious star died following a car accident on November 30, 2013, in Santa Clarita, California, when the Porsche Carrera GT driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas, careered into a tree and caught fire.

The 40-year-old actor named his 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain Walker, as the sole beneficiary of his entire estate in his will.

He has instructed that his mother Cheryl Walker should be named his daughter's legal guardian and the guardian of the teenager's $25 million fortune.

His father Paul Sr. who he had appointed as the executor, has reportedly filed the will with a probate court and petitioned to have the court appoint the late actor's mother as Meadow Walker's guardian, as per the star's wishes.

The teenager had begun living with her father permanently, shortly before his tragic death, but currently lives with her mother, Rebecca Soteros.

Close friends of the star revealed that Walker had intended to give up acting in order to spend more time with his daughter.

Ronn Shikari described Meadow as Walker's world.  

"There's this image of the movie superstar with the swagger and arrogance and being the big man, but Paul was none of that, he wanted to just be a regular guy.

"He was a family man and I know it hurt him to be spending so much time away from Meadow on location; he loved being with his daughter, she was his world. That's why he wanted to retire from acting and talked to his family about it, as he'd achieved everything he wanted to achieve," he explained.

"He earned millions from the last Fast and Furious. The big reason he wanted to quit acting was so that he could spend more time with Meadow. It's a shame that it could never happen."'

Another friend of the actor, Vince Krause, revealed that being a father was one of the topics he discussed with the star most.

"Paul was one of the best people I have ever known. He was as selfless a person as I have met. He loved being a father and it was very clear that his daughter was the most important thing in the world to him."

Last year, Walker admitted that he only recently realised just how important his daughter was to his life, after she moved from Hawaii to live with him permanently in Santa Barbara. He regarded the move as an opportunity to "make up for lost time."

"She's the best partner I've ever had," he said. "I've never had anything like this in my life. I've been so transient; I've been on my own since I was 16. There's a part of me who feels like I'm making up for lost time."

Walker was laid to rest on Saturday (14 December) at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in a private funeral service with close friends and family attending.


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