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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Paul Walker asked mother to take care of his daughter

ANI  Washington, March 22, 2014
First Published: 15:53 IST(22/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:07 IST(22/3/2014)

Just hours before he died in a fiery car crash, Paul Walker asked his mum to become his daughter's legal guardian, according to reports.

According to TMZ.com, he told his mother that he was too busy to properly care for his teenage daughter.

Sources close to the Walker family said that the actor approached his mother, Cheryl, on November 30th and asked her to retire from her nursing job to take care of Meadow full-time.

Cheryl has applied for guardianship of Meadow and reports suggested the teenager was not happy about that.

Apparently, Walker had been overwhelmed with his work schedule and couldn't juggle that with his parental responsibilities. So in August -- three months before he died -- Meadow moved in with Cheryl, who was working full time.

Paul -- whose film Brick Masion is now ready for release -- hired a series of nannies to care for Meadow when Cheryl was on the job, but none of them worked out.

So finally on the morning of his death, he called Cheryl and said that he had given up on the nanny search and wanted her to be a full-time, stay-at-home grandma. Cheryl agreed, and Walker then called other family members to inform them of his decision.

Paul's mother allegedly claimed the mother of his teenage daughter was an alcoholic who was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2003 and 2013. Meadow is set to inherit Paul's entire fortune, originally thought to be $25 million, but according to TMZ actually worth around $16 million.

The 40-year-old actor, who perished alongside his friend Roger Rodas on November 30 when the car they were travelling in lost control and crashed in Santa Clarita, California, named his only child as the sole beneficiary of his entire estate in his will.

 

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