Paul Walker’s father is suing the estate of Roger Rodas and seeking $1.8 million from his family for holding automobiles belonging to his late son, media reports said Tuesday. The “Fast and Furious” star and his friend Rodas -- who was driving a Porsche Carrera GT -- died on Nov. 30, 2013, in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles, when the vehicle crashed into a tree and a light pole.
The lawsuit reportedly claimed that Rodas' family is in possession of "numerous automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned" by Walker, according to Entertainment Weekly. However, Rodas’ family has rejected the claim, TMZ reported. Walker’s father, who is acting as the executor of the late actor’s estate, has demanded that either the vehicles be returned or the family be given Walker’s “proportionate share of any sales proceeds derived from the sale of such vehicles.”
Walker and Rodas, who were not only close friends but also business partners, co-owned the racing shop “Always Evolving” in Valencia, California.
In May, reports surfaced that the cars were being sold through private brokers. Walker's collection was reportedly believed to include a number of late-model BMWs, Audis, Porches and several Ford Mustangs.
Walker was 40 years old when he died in the car crash during a shooting break of his latest film in the "Fast and Furious" series. Following this, the movie's production was temporarily halted. Walker will still be featured in the next "Fast and Furious" movie, "Furious 7," which is scheduled to release on April 3, 2015.
Walker is survived by his teenage daughter, Meadow Walker.
"I feel his presence every day," Walker’s father said, in a statement to E! News, on his son's first death anniversary. "I miss talking to him a great deal. He had a good heart."