Philip Semour Hoffman’s Will Reveals He Doesn’t Want His Children Raised in Hollywood

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s sudden and tragic death came as a shock to many in and out of the Hollywood community. But he had long prepared for the day when he may not be here any longer.

And the most important things in his life are what he was thinking about first and foremost — his children — who he wanted raised away from the glitz and glamour of the city that made him a household name.

In his will, obtained by TMZ, he left his estate to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children Mimi O’Donnell and made one very special request. Drafted in 2004, just one year after the birth of his son, Hoffman asked that now 10-year-old Cooper be raised in New York City because of its renown culture, arts and architecture.

As a second option, Chicago and San Francisco are also listed as suitable locations, and if Cooper didn’t live in either place full-time, Hoffman requested his son visit those cities at least twice a year to take advantage of the cultural offerings.

Ironically, Hoffman did not list Los Angeles as an option.

Hoffman and O’Donnell eventually had two more children together, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.