Mimi O’Donnell, the mother of the children of recently deceased actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, will get the entirety of the actor’s estate, according to reports this week.
Hoffman died of a suspected heroin overdose in early February. He and O’Donnell had three children together, but she has been described as “estranged” from the 46-year-old Oscar winner.
The will of Hoffman was found and dated Oct. 7, 2004, according to the New York Daily News.
It was written a year after his 10-year-old son, Cooper, was born. The estate of Hoffman is estimated to be $35 million.
Hoffman requested that Cooper “be raised in or near the borough of Manhattan,” or in Chicago or San Francisco. The reason is because he will “be exposed to the culture, art and architecture that such cities offer,” it reads.
If O’Donnell can’t reside near there, “then it is my strong desire” that Cohis sonoper “visit these cities at least twice a year.”
O’Donnel will be the executor of the will. He also left money to Cooper, and his two daughters–Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Sources with Manhattan Surrogate’s Court told the New York Post that his estate should be handled on an expedited basis, meaning that his family likely needs the money. Reports say that his family needs to pay for his funeral and other bills, along with getting permission to go into Hoffman’s apartment.
The Associated Press reported that the papers filed with the will value Hoffman’s estate simply at “$500,000-plus” back in 2004.
Medical officials have not said what Hoffman died of, but it has been reported he was found dead with a syringe in his arm. There were packets of heroin found near his body.
Hoffman had previously said he struggled with heroin addiction in the past.
Hoffman told Us Magazine in the past that he was close to his children.
“My spare time is really about hanging out with my kids,” Hoffman told Us in the past. “If I’m free, a good chuck of that is going to be thinking about how to hang out with them.”