Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will: Actor Said Son Must Grow Up in One of Three Cities

THR Staff
The Hollywood Reporter19 February 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's will has been revealed.

The actor, who was found dead in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2, left all of his personal property to his longtime girlfriend, costume designer, Marianne O'Donnell, according to his will, copies of which have been obtained by various media outlets, including The New York Post, Extra and TMZ.

Hoffman also set up a trust for his son, Cooper Hoffman, and said that it was his wish that Cooper be raised in one of three cities: New York, Chicago or San Francisco.

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“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 writes in the document filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court Wednesday morning.

"If my guardian cannot reside in any of such cities, then it is my strong desire…that my son…visit these cities at least twice per year throughout such guardianship," Hoffman adds. “The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer."

Hoffman's will was written almost 10 years ago. He's since had two daughters.

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Hoffman named O'Donnell as Cooper's guardian and the trustee of his funds.

Cooper is set to get half the money in the trust when he turns 25 and the rest at 30, according to Hoffman's will.

Hoffman noted that if O'Donnell didn't survive him, Cooper would get his personal property.

The actor also appointed O'Donnell as the executrix of his will.

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