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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will

Keep My Son Away from Hollywood

2/19/2014 10:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philip Seymour Hoffman
's dying wish was to keep his children far, far away from Hollywood -- this according to the actor's will.

TMZ obtained a copy of PSH's will -- drawn up in 2004 -- and according to the document, Hoffman requested that his son Cooper (back then his only child) be raised in Manhattan ... in order to be surrounded by the culture, arts, and architecture of the city.

If NYC turned out to be impossible, Hoffman asked for his son to be raised in Chicago or San Francisco. And if that didn't work out either, Hoffman wanted his son to visit these cities at least TWICE per year ... for cultural purposes.

The glaring omission on his list is obviously Los Angeles -- interesting because Hoffman was a big time Hollywood actor who spent lots of time in L.A.

Clearly, he didn't think it was a suitable city to raise a kid in.

As for the entirety of his estate, Hoffman left the whole shebang to his longtime partner and the mother of his 3 children, Mimi O'Donnell.

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136.

Irene Windsor    

This man was a drug addict who chose drugs over family. Im sure family would rather have him than money

215 days ago
137.

mary    

Thank goodness he didnt split up his estate but gave it all to the woman that he spent most of his life with and wa the mother of his children. thats sayus a whole lot about how he respected her.

215 days ago
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DR. JERRY    

Just when I thought the media was finished with beating the dead Hoffmann story to, uh, death, now I have to read about his will and his kids. How can I say this politely? Okay, can we please SEE LESS about SEYMOUR? I've had all I can take with these endless Seymour Hoffman articles.

215 days ago
139.

Carrieann    

Wonder how much he cared about his children's spiritual well being vs their cultural environment?

215 days ago
140.

TONY    

MUST BE THE CITIES WERE HE THINKS ALL THE GOOD HEROIN IS THEY ONLY SELL MEXICAN TAR IN LOS ANGELES

215 days ago
141.

elm    

Guess the H in LA just wasn't up to Phil's standards.....

215 days ago
142.

Chris    

TMZ's headline is a lie, plain and simple. The will does not state to keep his son out of Hollywood. Check out the NY Post for the truth.

215 days ago
143.

DeadManWalkingBy    

And NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco are his idyllic places to raise a kid. Seems he obviously wasn't too smart after all. Nothing like raising your kids in some loony toon liberal no morals, crime-infested places like he suggested. But I guess it just goes to prove these Hollywood types don't have a clue about what's really important in life.

215 days ago
144.

Emilio    

To be surrounded by the NYC's culture, arts, architecture and the best heroin dealers in the world..

215 days ago
145.

Champagne Jayne    

Is Bollywood ok then?

215 days ago
146.

ricksp    

I have lived in New York City and in L.A. I found people in southern California to be friendlier and "cooler." Typical New Yorkers are like the people in the scene in Midnight Cowboy where some guy is passed out on the sidewalk and no one gives a ****. They just step around and over him and go on their way. That is New York.

215 days ago
147.

donna    

Omg Chicago???i live in Chgo... I'd never suggest this city to live...

215 days ago
148.

David P    

His untimely death was tragic but avoidable (my opinion) but at least he left a legacy of fine films and financial security for his partner and their children...

215 days ago
149.

Howie    

Not all of LA sucks, in fact much of it is way cool, I don't get this at all. At least it doesn't have that smell of NYC!!

215 days ago
150.

susa    

After seeing many movie stars interviews seems all are supplied with many drugs to enjoy. In there trailors is not a good thing they all get addicted. So sad and too bad.

215 days ago
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