Philip Seymour Hoffman said no to setting up a trust fund for children, this is according to court documents. He was an American actor and director, who died at the age of forty six.
An article in The New York Post today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected suggestions from his accountant to establish a trust fund for his three children prior to his death. Hoffman the acclaimed actor feared his children becoming “trust fund kids”, court documents have revealed
In February the star lost his life to an apparent drug overdose following his struggle of addiction for many years.
When he passed away he left behind his long-term partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three children, Cooper (10), Tallulah (7) and Willa (5).
The attorney appointed by the court to protect the interests of Hoffman’s children, James Cahill Jr., recently interviewed Hoffman’s accountant David Friedman, who “recalled conversations with [Hoffman] in the year before his demise where the topic of a trust was raised for the kids and summarily rejected by him”.
Hoffman apparently rejected the idea as he was concerned that his children would be considered “trust fund kids”. The actor himself came from a middle class family and worked hard to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, so undoubtedly hoped his children would also appreciate the benefits of hard work and determination.
Instead of going into trust funds for his children, Hoffman intended for his partner Mimi O’Donnell to inherit his $35 million estate. O’Donnell, also the mother of his children, began her relationship with Hoffman in 1999. Reportedly Hoffman told the accountant he “simply did not believe in marriage.”
Hoffman will be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, due for release this November and next November, the final films he made.