Among Philip Seymour Hoffman's final wishes, one stands out: the actor did not want his son, Cooper, to grow up in Hollywood.
In his will, signed in October 2004 and submitted into Manhattan's Surrogate Court on Wednesday, the late Oscar winner asked that Cooper (his only child at the time the document was written) be "raised and reside in" Manhattan, Chicago, or San Francisco.
"If my guardian cannot reside in any of such cities, then it is my strong desire, and not direction, that my son, Cooper Hoffman, visit these cities at least twice per year throughout such guardianship," Hoffman wrote in the 13-page document. "The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer."
Noticeably absent from the list is Los Angeles, where Hoffman spent much of his working life.
When the will was signed in 2004, Cooper — now 10 — was only 1 at the time and was Hoffman's only child. The actor went on to have two daughters, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Hoffman left most of his fortune to the mother of his three children, Marianne "Mimi" O'Donnell. He also set up a trust for Cooper to be used for "education, support, health and maintenance."
According to the document, Cooper will get half of the trust when he's 25, and the rest when he's 30.
The "Catching Fire" actor was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2. He was 46.
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