The late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was known to give all his love and dedication to his three children, didn’t leave them any of his wealth.
According to reports, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away at the age of 46 in February due to a drug overdose, left his $35 million fortune to his longtime partner and mother of his children, Mimi O’Donnell.
The actor, known for his Oscar worthy performances didn’t have to think twice about his decision to not leave his fortune behind to his son Cooper, 10, and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
E! News reported that according to documents filed in Manhattan’s Surrogate Court, Hoffman told his accountant that he “did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids.”
David Friedman, Hoffman’s accountant, had recalled a conversation he had with the “God’s Pocket” actor. Hoffman had declared that he wanted his money to go to the children’s mother and “did not like the idea of setting up a trust for his children.” He continued, stating, “Mimi would take care of the children.”
New York Post as well reported that within Hoffman’s will he requested that his son Connor grow up in one of three cultural hubs.
“It is my strong desire [that] my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan [or] Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California,” he said in the will.
It was written in 2004 before the births of his two daughters.
“The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer,” the Oscar winning actor wrote.
Attorney James Cahill Jr., who was appointed by the court to protect the interests of Philip’s children, has stated “there is nothing suspicious about the actor’s will, it should be approved by the court.”
Hoffman is remembered for his brilliance as an actor and his love for his three young children.