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Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves estate to longtime partner, wants son brought up in New York

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Feb 19, 2014 | 12:31pm EST

Tragic actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left the bulk of his estate to his longtime partner Mimi O'donnell and requested that she bring up their eldest child in just one of three U.S. cities, including his native New York. The Capote star drew up his will in 2004, before his two youngest children were born - and his then-only son Cooper was one, and he expressed a "strong desire" to have his kid surrounded by art and culture. In the documents, obtained by the New York Post, he wrote, "It is my strong desire... that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan... or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California. "The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer." The actor and O'Donnell went on to have two daughters, Tallulah, seven, and five-year-old Willa, but the will was never updated, so their names were not added to the legal documents. O'Donnell was named the will's main beneficiary, while Hoffman also appointed her their son's guardian and trustee of a fund set up in Cooper's name to pay for his "education, support, health and maintenance". According to the papers, filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court on Wednesday morning (19Feb14), Cooper, now 10, will receive half of the money at the age of 25 and the remainder when he turns 30. Hoffman's business partner, Emily Tiff, was named the executor of his estate. The actor died from a suspected heroin overdose on 2 February (14).

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