He may have made his fortune as a Hollywood actor but the deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman had no love for Hollywood.


(Related: Top 5 Phillip Seymour Hoffman Movies)


In a copy of Hoffman’s will which was released today, the actor requested that his son Cooper be raised in New York instead of Hollywood. The will was written in 2004 when Cooper was then Hoffman’s only child. The actor left behind three children, one son and two daughters: Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7 and Willa, 5.


“It is my strong desire […] that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan […] or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California,” the actor wrote in the 13-page will obtained by various news agencies such as TMZ and the New York Post.


“The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer,” the Oscar winning actor said.


Majority of his fortune was left to his longtime partner and mother of his three children, Marianne ‘Mimi’ O’Donnell, a costume designer who Hoffman also made the executor of his estate.


Hoffman also created a monetary trust for Cooper and named O’Donnell as trustee of the fund.  Hoffman instructed that the trust be used for Cooper’s “education, support, health and maintenance.”  Cooper will get half of the money in the trust when he turns 25 and stands to inherit the remainder when he turns 30.



What do you think of Hoffman’s will? What are to become of his two daughters since they were not born when the will was written? Please share your thoughts with us below or tweet me @LindaAmaechi