It’s still so hard to believe that Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us, but the beginning of August will mark six months since he died of a drug overdose back in February. But even in his death, Philip’s made arrangements to care for his children — ten-year-old Cooper, seven-year-old Tallulah, and and five-year-old Willa.
However, this doesn’t mean that his kids will receive Philip’s $35 million estate directly. No, instead, the beneficiary of his will is his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, Mimi O’Donnell, who will see to it that their children are raised in the same way Philip would have raised them if he was still alive.
And according to the New York Daily News, papers filed by Philip’s lawyer, James Cahill, explain that Philip did not leave the money to his kids very intentionally — and against the advice of his accountant, David Friedman.
“Specifically, Mr. Friedman recalled that [Philip] told him that he did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund kids,’” James wrote in the papers. “[Philip] advised Friedman that Mimi would take care of the children.”
Although Mimi and Philip never married — because he “simply did not believe in marriage” — he considered Mimi a spouse until his death. His will also detailed that he wanted his children to grow up surrounded by culture in some of his favorite cities, asking Mimi to make sure they live in or frequently visit New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.
Although nothing can ever replace Philip, his love for his family is still very evident. We don’t doubt that Cooper, Tallulah, and Willa will grow up knowing that their father loved them. Rest in peace, Philip.
Source: New York Daily News