Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will reveals that he always had a very strict plan for his children. Philip’s last will specifically requested that he wanted his children raised in New York City surrounded by ‘culture.’ The fallen actor also made sure to leave his entire estate to his partner Mimi O’Donnell, the mother of all three of his children.
Philip Seymour Hoffman did not want his children to grow up surrounded by the glitz and glamour of celebrity-ridden Los Angeles. The actor’s will, which was unveiled on Feb. 19, reveals a very specific final request for his son Cooper, then his only child, to be raised in New York City. Continue reading for more details from Philip Seymour Hoffman final will.
Philip Seymour Hoffman — Please Keep My Kids In NYC
Philip, who died at the young age of 46 on Feb. 2, last updated his will in 2004 when he only had one child, Cooper Hoffman. The actor’s final request was that his only child be raised far, far away from his celebrity friends and fellow actors in Hollywood. Instead, Philip made it very clear he wanted his son raised primarily in New York City. However, if New York City was not an option for his partner Mimi O’Donnell, he left two follow up choices: Chicago or San Francisco.
According to the Daily News, Philip wrote: “The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, art and architecture that such cities offer.
Since the will was drawn in 2004, Philip and Mimi had two more children together — daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Entire Hoffman State Left To Mimi O’Donnell
On top of Philip’s request for his son, Cooper, to be raised in New York City, the fallen actor left his entire estate to Mimi. Philip and Mimi met in 1999 while working on the play In Arabia We’d All Be Kings together in New York City. Although Philip and Mimi were reportedly not living together at the time of his death, they were together for nearly fifteen years.
At the time Philip’s will was drawn, his estate valued in excess of $500,000 — but according to the Daily News he was worth MUCH more than that at the time of his death.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — Is Philip smart to want his children kept out of Hollywood?
— Lauren Cox
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