Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Everything To Longtime Partner, Requests Son Stay Away From Hollywood

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will was obtained by TMZ earlier this week. According to TMZ, the late actor left his estate to his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell.

Of course, O’Donnell is the mother of Hoffman’s three children. They met back in 1999 on the set of the play, “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings.” As we mentioned above, they have three children together. A 10-year-old son named Cooper and two daughters, Tallulah and Willa.

The 13-page will was signed by Hoffman back in 2004. His son was just a year old at the time and his daughters weren’t even born yet. However, he did have one special request for his son.


“It is my strong desire, and not direction to my guardian, that my son, Cooper Hoffman be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan in the State of New York, or Chicago Illinois, or San Francisco, California.”

If living in one of these places isn’t an option, he stated that he would at least like his son to visit there twice a year.

“The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer.”

Los Angeles wasn’t included in the list of cities, which seemed to surprised some people. Most people assume he wanted it that way to keep his son away from Hollywood, but obviously that is up for debate.