Philip Seymour Hoffman's will: 5 facts - includes request for son
Philip Seymour Hoffman left his fortune and estate to longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and made specific requests as to where he wanted their son to live, according to the late Oscar winner's will.
The actor was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2. He was 46. Results from a toxicology report are pending, while a preliminary autopsy was deemed "inconclusive."
His family and a slew of celebrities, including "The Master" co-stars Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix, attended his funeral (see PHOTOS).
Check out 5 facts revealed in Philip Seymour Hoffman's will, which was obtained by OTRC.com on Feb. 19.
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman drafted his will on Oct. 7, 2004, before the birth of his daughters.
The actor was 37 at the time his will was drafted. It was also signed a year after he and O'Donnell welcomed their eldest child, son Cooper. A revised version was never filed. Hoffman and O'Donnell are also parents to two daughters, ages 7 and 5.
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman left the majority of his fortune to girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell.
The actor states that his estate and "tangible personal property" are to go to his "friend and companion, Marianne O'Donnell" and that if she did not survive him, Cooper would receive his fortune. If he was under age 25 at the time, the funds would be placed in a trust and would be used to pay for his education, health and other expenses. Cooper, who is now 10, will inherit the full principal of the trust when he turns 30.
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman wanted his son to live in New York, Chicago or San Francisco.
The actor stated that it was his "strong preference and desire, but not direction" that Cooper become the owner of his New York City condo or any other permanent home he owns in the city. He says that if his son does not wish to live there, he should opt to rent out the homes.
Hoffman also says that it is his "strong desire" that Cooper be raised in or live in Manhattan, Chicago or San Francisco. He says that if he cannot, he wishes for his son to visit these cities at least twice per year. "The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer," stated Hoffman.
The actor was born in Fairport, a village located near the Central New York city of Rochester. He was a drama student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and lived in New York City, although he often traveled to Hollywood for work, as many actors do.
4. Philip Seymour Hoffman named an alternative guardian to his son.
The actor appointed O'Donnell's sister, Suzanne, as the guardian of Cooper should his partner predecease him.
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman's parents and siblings are not mentioned.
The actor's will makes no mention of his mother, father, brother and two sisters.