Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away earlier this month after a pretty intense heroin overdose, and of course the gritty details of the last days and weeks of his life have been making front page headlines. Now we’ve got his will to pour over, and its contents might be a bit surprising.
The majority of Hoffman’s estate was left to his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, and their son, 10-year-old Cooper. There was nothing in the document for his daughters, 7-year-old Tallulah and 5-year-old Willa, which might seem kinda crazy… until you realise that the will was penned in 2004.
From The New York Post:
“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 late actor said in his 13-page will filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Wednesday.
“The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer,” the Broadway and Hollywood star wrote.
Court sources told The Post the family asked that his estate be handled on an expedited basis — a sign that the family needs cash.
O’Donnell and the children “rely on [Hoffman’s] assets for their support,” a lawyer for O’Donnell said in a court filing.
Apparently Hoffman was worth nearly $35 million, so no doubt O’Donnell and the couple’s children will grow up with some financial comfort.. it’s just a shame they won’t have the comfort of their father in their lives on a daily basis.