Philip Seymour Hoffman does not want his son growing up in the bright lights of Hollywood, as his will states: "my son, Cooper Hoffman be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan in the State of New York, or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California."
The will of Philip Seymour Hoffman has been released, and the late actor was very clear on what he wanted for his family.
Even though the Academy-Award winner carved most of his illustrious career in Hollywood, he was never a resident there, and neither will his 10 year-old son.
In the documents, which were written in 2004, Hoffman included a clause involving where his only son, Cooper, will be raised.
"It is my strong desire, and not direction to my guardian, that my son, Cooper Hoffman be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan in the State of New York, or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California," it reads.
But if Cooper "cannot reside in any of such cities, then it is my strong desire" that he "visit these cities at least twice a year, so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts, and architecture that such cities offer," the will continued.
The one city not included in the list, which may surprise some people, is Los Angeles, the heartbeat of America's movie industry.
The will, which was handed over to a New York City probate court this past Wednesday, also notes who will obtain Hoffman's estate, which turns out not to be any of his family members.
Receiving the bulk of the estate is his longtime girlfriend Marianne O'Donnell, with whom he shared three children, Cooper, and two daughters, Tallulah (7), and Willa (5)
If anything would happen to O'Donnell her sister would be the back-up guardian, and most of the estate will then go to the 'Capote' actor's producing partner Emily Ziff.
There was no mention of his divorced parents, sisters Jill and Emily, or his screenwriter brother Gordon.
The documents were unveiled just two weeks after the Hoffman was found dead on Sunday Feb 2nd after an alleged heroin overdose. His body was discovered in his West Village apartment by screenwriter David Bar Katz, on the floor of his bathroom with a syringe still lodged in his left arm.
Hoffman's son Cooper at his late father's funeral