Nearly 3 weeks after his untimely death from an apparent heroin overdose, the contents of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will have been revealed, and it’s apparent that the actor wanted to keep his eldest child away from Hollywood.
The Oscar winner left his entire estate to “friend and companion” Mimi O’Donnell, the mother of his three children, naming her executor and put in special requests in regard to 10-year-old son Cooper.
Hoffman with O'Donnell
The will was signed in 2004 when Cooper was just 1-year-old, and daughters Tallulah and Willa hadn’t been born, which explains why the actor only details his wishes for Cooper’s living arrangements.
"It is my strong desire, and not direction to my guardian, that my son, Cooper Hoffman be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan in the State of New York, or Chicago Illinois, or San Francisco, California," Hoffman states in the 13-page will.
If living in one of these three cities was not possible, the “Capote” star requested that his son visits them at least twice a year.
Hoffman, O'Donnell & Cooper
"The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer," the will states.
Noticeably absent from that list – Los Angeles – the mecca of Hollywood and city where many of the actor’s friends reside.
The value of Hoffman’s estate remains unknown, as the documents simply list the amount as “$500,000-plus.”
The star’s exact cause of death is also still a mystery after initial tests came back as inconclusive. The 46-year-old was found on the floor of his bathroom, a needle stuck in his arm, with close to 50 envelopes of heroin discovered in his New York City apartment.
The actor’s funeral on Feb. 7 was attended by many of his former co-stars, including Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett and Joaquin Phoenix.
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