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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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106.

Chris    

LA is on no ones list to live in, including the current residents.

189 days ago
107.

Dave    

I would have bet all my money on him not wanting his kid to go see his dealer.

189 days ago
108.

Big Mark 91    

nothing wrong with LA, he was a drug abuser and drugs are in all the cities he listed.

189 days ago
109.

Fabiola     

Yet.......... he died with a NEEDLE in his arm in NY............. I have a friend that also moved away "from big cities" to keep his kids away from drugs and now her "little" town is know to be the biggest Meth kitchen.........

189 days ago
110.

Bill Cord    

At least he had the sense to leave his assets to his girlfriend and mother of his children instead various relatives. His core family will need his money.

189 days ago
111.

DirkDiggler    

He is just as pathetic as the snake preacher; thinking he can handle H. He got bitten just like that idiotic preacher.

189 days ago
112.

Joey    

Yeah, the "culture" in NYC worked out so well for PSH, didn't it? What a douche. Furthermore, he has no right to demand where the mother of his children chooses to live, or to demand what her traveling schedule should be. As far as "Hollywood" goes, you don't see a lot of industry people actually living in "Hollywood". We live in surrounding areas. My kids have had an amazing life, growing up in the Santa Monica mountains, spending time on ranches and at the beach. They had a great education, and my youngest son was in nine Shakespeare plays (not school, real theater) before he graduated high school. We have as much culture as anywhere else, lots of space, clean air, and decent people. PSH was surrounded by drug dealers and douchebags in NYC. What a hypocrite.

189 days ago
113.

manuel    

Now he blames Hollywood!

189 days ago
114.

Lookyhere    

Pfft TMZ and the false headline could have been Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Keep My Son Away from Pheonix or Miami or Detroit or New Orleans. Who is the Dumbass on TMZ who read the will and came away with the Hollywood headline??

189 days ago
115.

Bill    

I would have thought his will included a provision that his death be covered by the media ad nauseam. Weird.

189 days ago
116.

arc    

I liked his movies. Too bad He's dead.
R. I .P !

189 days ago
117.

Bubbaboy14    

So much for you botoxed, booze ridden, always arguing blondes and that phoney red carpet they think is SO important!What a shame people feel they have to be accepted by such superficial people!

189 days ago
118.

manuel    

Now he blames Hollywood!!

189 days ago
119.

Buuba TurdBoy    

nothing but kweers and perverts in calf

189 days ago
120.

Ralph    

Marilyn Monroe did not leave any statement about not living in Hollywood

189 days ago
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