Hoffman's Will Contains One Unusual Request
He wanted his son to live in NY, Chicago, or San Francisco
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2014 1:24 PM CST
In this 2008 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the premiere of 'Synecdoche' at Cannes.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

(Newser) – Philip Seymour Hoffman's will seems pretty standard—the bulk of his estate was left to longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell—but it does include one unusual request, the New York Post reports: He wanted his son Cooper, then his only child, to "be raised and reside in or near" Manhattan, Chicago, or San Francisco, Hoffman wrote, "so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts, and architecture that such cities offer." The will was drawn up in 2004, when Cooper was just a year old. Hoffman and O'Donnell later had two daughters, now ages 7 and 5. The will also asks that, if Cooper couldn't be raised in any of those three cities, he at least visit them twice per year, TMZ reports.

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Your_Name
Feb 20, 2014 8:38 PM CST
Papa wants his kid put in the sewer so junior can shoot heroin and become a geHnius...Then they can OD together...
BeingStill
Feb 20, 2014 5:36 PM CST
There's absolutely nothing worth the permanent destruction that would be caused a child trying to SURVIVE an environment in ANY of the cities he mentioned. They're BEYOND "liberal;" they're outright socialist, communist, fascist, and full of hate for anything that's NORMAL, pro-GOD, pro-U.S., etc. You'll get an education alright: you'll learn that "investment" is when the government steals from some and throws into godless, anti-American programs, etc. I'd rather be subject to the gulag than to "survive" in any of those cities. San Francisco. Are ya kidding me? ...yeah, and Gamorrah! Where's the United States when it was normal? THAT's the country I want my children to grow-up in! Now, everything that used to be considered evil is now proclaimed as good, done with rapidity in the cities he's mentioned and this is where he wants his children to grow-up? He should be dug-up and sentenced to life for being an asinine and parent causing child-endangerment! What a tool! Those cities are the breeding grounds for hate for anything/everything NORMAL! Which is ironic, because its people of "that" ilk that would decry "hate" to someone like myself! What hypocrites! Hopefully, this child will be "shown" what these cities REALLY are and it be used as an example for what is WRONG with humanity! God does work in mysterious ways! Heck, who knew we'd actually get MORE patriotism as a result of Obama being in office... as a form of REVOLT!?!
Dave0
Feb 20, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Translation: 'I want my kid to know the feeling of a golden dildo up his buttt while main lining top shelf skag.'