Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Heavy On NYC's Culture, Art, For Son
Philip Seymour Hoffman's will pays close attention to his son's upbringing, ideally in Manhattan.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's net worth may be up to $35 million though the details of his will were focused on his son's upbringing and education. The Oscar winning actor, found dead in his apartment after an apparent drug overdose, asked for his son Cooper Hoffman to be raised "in or near the borough of Manhattan."
Philip Seymour Hoffman and his children in New York
In the will revealed on Wednesday (February 19, 2014), Hoffman asked that if Cooper was not able to live in Manhattan, he should reside in "Chicago, Illinois or San Francisco, California."
Hoffman asks that if his girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell "cannot reside in any of such cities, then it is my strong desire" that Cooper "visit these cities at least twice a year."
"The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, art and architecture that such cities offer," the papers state, according to the New York Times.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was dated October 7, 2004 - a year after Cooper was born and before the birth of his children Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Died From An Apparent Drug Overdose
The actor's estate is valued in excess of $500,000 though he shared a $4.2 million West Village condo with O'Donnell and is said to be worth somewhere in the region of $35 million. Court papers detailing the exact amount of the actor's estate should be filed in the coming weeks.
Hoffman's body was discovered at a $10,000-a-month rental a few blocks from his and O'Donnell's former Jane St. home. The couple became estranged last year when the actor relapsed after more than two decades of living drug-free.
Cate Blanchett paid tribute to her close friend Hoffman during her BAFTA's acceptance speech on Sunday (February 23, 2014).