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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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Truth is    

Good call....clearly there's something sinister about follywood

145 days ago
2.

Luke    

You can see his character as a human being in his will. You will be missed.

145 days ago
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Sid    

Clearly this guy was a complete douchebag who chose drugs over raising his kids. Hope the cultural and architecture Chicago is a suitable dad.

145 days ago
4.

dd    

Didn't he OD in New York?

145 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

How about telling him to stay away from drugs

145 days ago
6.

FLO    

Look at how living in the New York Culture worked out for him.

145 days ago
7.

Applehead    

Lived in NY, got his drugs in NY, worked in NY whenever possible, but it's California's fault.

145 days ago
8.

There's a problem here    

Keep him out of Hollywood but the culture he would be part of in Manhattan is okay? Weird.

145 days ago
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PoorLilBitchGirl    

Sad all around, for everyone involved.

145 days ago
10.

6one9    

TOO bad he didn't take his own advice!!
RIP `` junkie!!

145 days ago
11.

Tim M    

i think if Eleanor roosevelt was alive today we wouldn't have so many people addicted to heroin. she was an inspirational woman that did so much for this country.

145 days ago
12.

Wow ...    

Umm, really? Hollywood offers whatever you want. If you want trouble, you find it. If you want better, you find it. Given his history, I can understand why he might want to blame location, but clearly bad things happen all over.

145 days ago
13.

Georgia Wife    

Hope for the best for his children.

145 days ago
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⇛ GAYS ⇛ STAY THE HELL OUT OF UTAH ⇛     

Good,keep your kids away from Hollywood,too many damn Gays live there.

145 days ago
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Reed    

I know we ain't got no culture here in Hollywoodland but didn't he overdose and get his drugs in my sh*t don't stink New York?

145 days ago
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