Hoffman’s Will: Son Should Be Raised In New York, Chicago Or San Francisco
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will was released Wednesday, showing that he bequeathed all his personal property to the mother of his three children.
When the will was signed, only the eldest of Hoffman’s three children – his son Cooper – had been born. It was Hoffman’s “strong desire” that his son grow up in or near those cities – and in New York, specifically in Manhattan – or at least visit them twice or more per year, the will says.
“The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer,” Hoffman’s will reads.
Papers filed with the will value Hoffman’s estate simply at “$500,000-plus.” The estate is bequeathed largely to his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, with a trust fund for their son, now nearly 11.
The accompanying papers also note the boy’s two younger sisters, who are 7 and 5. The lawyer who filed the papers did not immediately respond to phone and email messages Wednesday evening.
The filing seeks to fast-track early steps in the legal process, saying that’s necessary so the estate can pay funeral and other bills and get police permission to go into the apartment where Hoffman was found, a few blocks from the apartment where O’Donnell and the children live.
Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment earlier this month with a needle still in his arm. The 46-year-old had spoken in recent years about falling off the wagon and getting back into drug use.
The will filings just said he “died suddenly.”
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Stories From Main Street: Franciscan Brother Bikes 550 Miles To Help The Poor
- Shuttle America Pilot Spots Drone Near JFK Airport; Third Sighting In 3 Days
- NYC Community Activists Demand Action After 50 People Shot In 25 Incidents
- Officials: Driver Charged In Chain-Reaction Crash That Injured Jersey City Officers, 4 Others
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)