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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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254 COMMENTS

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151.

loureedfan    

TMZ is a fraud...clearly they manipulated the story to make it seem Hoffman said to exclude Hollywood...go back and re-read the whole story! TMZ made that part up...go read it...Hoffman never put that in his will!

192 days ago
152.

dave c    

Maybe you should have skipped OD-ing and kept your kids straight on your own..

192 days ago
153.

FrankFromFlorida    

Enough already about this loser.

192 days ago
154.

Ben    

I worked in Hollywood, in the entertainment industry, for many years. It's a sick environment. "Everybody is F-ing everybody, everywhere."

192 days ago
155.

Brian Workman    

Hollywood is the toilet bowl of the World!!

192 days ago
156.

Myron Katz    

Maybe the Sears Tower or the Transamerica Building can teach Phil's son how to throw a football.

192 days ago
157.

Von    

Drugs will kill you wherever you live.

192 days ago
158.

Chris    

Hey kids! Google "Yellow Journalism". That's what TMZ thinks about your collective IQ's.

192 days ago
159.

ed    

Of course LA of SF. They've got the cleanest junk. LA is all meth heads ..that sh_t is whak.

192 days ago
160.

Jenny    

NY is worse

192 days ago
161.

donald keith    

Listen to all these *******s here. what he really meant was keep his child out of Hollywood and acting. drugs are given freely on set and no one gives a ****, the directors , the security guards and even the studio heads. they all turn a blind eye . 99% of all actors and actresses who later died from drugs got their first taste of drugs on set. some are lucky to kick the habit but some are not. so before you *******s go calling people junkies get to know the cir***stances. Hollywood is not all glamour and glory , so people should keep their traps shut till they know the darker side of Hollywood.

192 days ago
162.

ed    

Aside from thie industry, it's a Mexican city with many Asian immigrants, and all the schizophrenics sent 1 way on Greyhound from every small town west of Texas.

192 days ago
163.

Jaelstruth    

When he wrote this will, he was still sober and drug free. I doubt he thought at the time that NYC or LA were drug problem cities as he wasn't into them then. But drugs can be found anywhere, culture, on the other hand, cannot.

192 days ago
164.

Jaelstruth    

When he wrote this will, he was still sober and drug free. I doubt he thought at the time that NYC or LA were drug problem cities as he wasn't into them then. But drugs can be found anywhere, culture, on the other hand, cannot.

192 days ago
165.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Keep his kids away from fat, bisexual junkies, how about....?

192 days ago
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