Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Fortune To Mimi, Didn’t Want “Trust Fund Kids”

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Fortune To Mimi, Didn’t Want “Trust Fund Kids”

(CNN) — Philip Seymour Hoffman didn’t want his children to become “trust fund kids” so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.

Hoffman, who died of a heroin overdose in February, wrote in his 2004 will that everything would go to “friend and companion” Mimi O’Donnell, who is the mother of his three children.

His accountant and the lawyer who wrote the will said the actor repeatedly rejected their recommendations to create trusts for the children, according to interviews quoted in a court filing obtained by CNN.

Hoffman told his lawyer that he “did not like the idea of setting up a trust for his children,” the lawyer said.

Accountant David Friedman said Hoffman told him he “did not want a trust in any form for his children,” according to the court filing. Friedman recalled conversations in which Hoffman told him “he did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids.”

It was a decision that Hoffman reaffirmed as recently as a year before his death, the accountant said.

Hoffman told his accountant that “Mimi would take care of the children,” he said.

Although Hoffman and O’Donnell never married, she is the mother of all three of his children and he treated her “in the same manner as if she were a spouse,” the filing said.

Hoffman “simply did not believe in marriage but that did not affect his affinity or relationship with Ms. O’Donnell,” the report said.

Hoffman, 46, was found on the bathroom floor of his apartment, a needle in his arm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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