Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Didn't Include His 3 Kids But It's For the Best

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 06: Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for photographers on the red carpet before the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors at Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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It's been a little over five months since the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Hollywood still hasn't recovered from the loss of the legendary star. Now, new information has arisen in regards to his last will and testament before his death — primarily regarding the fact that Hoffman opted not to leave any of his fortune to his children. According to the New York Daily News, Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to be "trust fund kids," so he chose to leave everything he owned to his girlfriend and the mother of their three kids, Mimi O'Donnell.

Brooklyn attoney James Cahill, who was appointed guardian for Hoffman's three children upon the actor's death, relayed the conversation that he had with Hoffman's accountant in regards to setting up trust funds for the kids for papers filed at Manhattan Surrogate Court.

"Specifically, Mr. Friedman [Hoffman's accountant] recalled that (Hoffman) told him he did not want his children to be considered 'trust fund' kids," Cahill stated. Instead, Hoffman left everything to O'Donnell, Cahill explained. "(Hoffman) advised Friedman that Mimi would take care of the children."

Hoffman died on February 2 of this year as the result of a drug overdose. He was 46.

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