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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will: “I Want My Son to Grow Up in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco”

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death of an overdose earlier this month may have left us with a lot of questions, but his will, released Wednesday by the Manhattan’s Surrogate’s Court leaves no detail untouched — including where his son, Connor, should live.

The 13-page will, written in 2004 before Philip’s other children, Tallula and Willa were born, gives specific instructions on where he’d like Connor to grow up. “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,” the will said, according to E! Online.

“If my guardian cannot reside in any of these cities, visit these cities at least twice per year… so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts, and architecture that such cities offer,” it continued.

Although unconventional, it’s touching that Philip put so much thought into having a hand in raising his son after his death, and Connor will be afforded a lot of unique experiences because of it. Another clause concerning Connor? A request that a trust be set up in his name.

The will also stated that most of Philip’s estate (estimated at $500,000) will go to his partner and the mother of his children, Mimi O’Donnell, with her sister, Suzanne, as the backup guardian.

Source: E! Online


02.20.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Nicole Pomarico
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