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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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181.

N2U2JANA    

Because he "fathered" children, gives him no right at all to even vocalize where his kids should and should not live. How dare he! He couldn't keep his own life on track. They have the right to do as they please, as adults. He really doesn't matter anymore. He is history, by his own choosing.

155 days ago
182.

Enough    

Umm... the Will says nothing of the sort. Too bad TMZ and other sensationalist media outlets don't feel like taking 3-minutes to read the actual do***ent. [eye roll]

155 days ago
183.

Kirak    

DM should cover how much of this estate is gonna be hit by estate taxes. PSH wasn't married, there's no marriage exemption for any of the money going to his partner. Federal law typically allows 5 million to go to a spouse untaxed but that exemption is only 1 million in NY but the point is moot because no ring. Wills/trusts by people with this level of assets are typically written to minimize the amount of taxes paid but not being married is gonna hit his estate hard and an old will is not going to be current with the new estate tax laws. Score one for the tax payers. A 1%er is gonna be paying a big tax bill this year.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563147/Philip-Seymour-Hoffmans-requested-kids-kept-away-Hollywood.html#ixzz2u3kY3UFF

153 days ago
184.

LARRY DAVID    

HMM THIS DRUG ADDICT LOSER IS COMPLAINING ABOUT HOLLYWOOD WHEN HE;S PART OF THE PROBLEM ? HIS DRUG PROBLEM LED TO THE DEATHS OF OVER 20 PEOPLE WORLD WIDE SO HE COULD GET HIS HEROIN..HE'S A MURDER AND WE SHOULD SPIT ON HIS GRAVE AND ALWAYS LET HIS CHILDREN KNOW HE WAS NOT A GOOD MAN BUT A MONSTER

153 days ago
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