Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Reveals Desire To Keep Son Away From Hollywood
The late actor died this month of a suspected overdose...
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will has revealed his hope that son Cooper would be raised far away from the temptations of Hollywood.
Hoffman, who died earlier this month from a suspected drug overdose, wrote the will in 2004. It was filed in a New York court yesterday.
At the time it was written, 10-year-old Cooper was just 1 while daughters Tallulah and Willa had not yet been born.
The 13-page document, signed by Hoffman, states: "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."
Noticeably absent is Los Angeles, where the late actor created some of his most memorable movies, including The Big Lebowski and Capote.
"If my Guardian cannot reside in any of these cities," the will continued, the talented actor wanted Cooper to: “Visit these cities at least twice per year…so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts, and architecture that such cities offer."
Although this section of the will is likely unenforceable, all three of Hoffman’s children currently reside in Manhattan along with their mother, Mimi O’Donnell.
According to the will, Mimi will inherit the bulk of Hoffman’s estate, which is estimated to be around $500,000.