The beloved late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, passed away in February due to a heroin overdose. He left behind three children, a son and two daughters, with his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell. However, he never set up any sort of a trust for his children, because he felt strongly opposed to having ‘spoiled brats.’
While his accountant, David Friedman, repeatedly suggested setting something up for the three children, Hoffman instead chose to the leave the entirety of his estimated $35 million fortune to their mother, O’Donnell, believing that she would “take care of the children.”
O’Donnell and Hoffman were not living together at the time of his death, because she had kicked him out of their shared Jane Street apartment in NYC due to his drug addiction.
In addition to the financial specifications of his will, Hoffman also insisted that his children be raised in one of three places:
“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,” he said in the will.
It was written in 2004 before the births of his two daughters.
“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.
It will be bittersweet to see Hoffman’s film, “A Most Wanted Man,” which is in theaters now. He will also appear in the remaining Hunger Games films, though he will be digitally reproduced in scenes he was never able to complete. Such a loss on so many levels.
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