Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Includes Cities Where Son Should Live

PHOTO: Philip Seymour Hoffman and son Cooper Alexander Hoffman attend the Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 25, 2012 in New York City.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman left his fortune to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell, and their son, and in an unusual twist said his son should be raised in New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.

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Hoffman and O'Donnell's son is named Cooper. The couple also had two younger daughters, but Hoffman did not update his last testament after their births.

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Hoffman, who was 46 when he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Feb. 2, named O'Donnell as the executrix of the will, and Emily Ziff, Hoffman's longtime producer friend, as her successor or substitute. He also wrote that O'Donnell's sister was to take custody of Cooper if O'Donnell were to predecease him.

The Oscar winner specified that it was his "strong preference and desire but not direction" that his son inherit the condominium he owned in downtown Manhattan. At the time of his death, he was living elsewhere, while his family was in the condo. He wrote that once Cooper took ownership of the property, he hoped he would "refrain from selling such residence and instead to lease the residence so that he will be able to provide himself with a rental income for as long as he deems necessary."

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Hoffman made it clear that he hoped that Cooper would be raised in New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.

"If my guardian cannot reside in any of these 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," he wrote. "The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer."

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