A legal fight has erupted over the stored belongings of one of the stars of the hit ABC sitcom “Taxi,” who died eight months ago, TMZ.com reports.
Vying for access to what the story describes as “piles of junk” left behind by Jeff Conaway, who was also known for his role in the movie “Grease,” are his estranged wife and his old girlfriend, the story reports.
The storage facility where Conaway’s possessions are located is also involved, the story says. The company has reportedly placed a lien on Conaway’s estate for $3,600, alleging it hasn’t received storage rent since July 2011.
Conaway’s estranged wife reportedly filed legal documents in L.A. County Superior Court in an effort to gain access to the facility. Meanwhile, legal filings with the court indicate his former girlfriend says she is entitled to the stored materials, citing an alleged living trust.
The storage facility is denying access to anyone until it hears from the court.
Conaway, who played Bobby on “Taxi” from 1978-1982, died May 27, 2011, at age 60. His death was determined to be accidental and was attributed to a major internal infection, as previously reported.