Hoffman's $40m surprise will - he did not want 'trust-fund' kids
His death in February this year, after a drug overdose, came as a shock to Hollywood.
But another surprise has come to light five months later. And this time, it's to do with the US actor-director's fortune.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died at 46, left all of his US$35 million (S$43.4 million) fortune to his long-time partner, Mimi O’Donnell, reported Hollywood Life.
The former Capote actor told his former accountant David Friedman that he "did not want his children to be considered 'trust-fund' kids", according to probate documents filed in New York City and obtained Monday by E! News,
So he left his fortune to O'Donnell, despite being estranged from her at the time of his death.
US magazine reported that Hoffman and his costume designer partner are parents to son Cooper, 10, and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Despite Friedman's suggestions to alter his will, the actor was much more into the idea of leaving his money to Mimi, claiming that he knew "no matter what happened Mimi would continue to care for their children."
Sounds like a sensible decision. RIP, Hoffman.
Sources: E! News, Hollywood Life and US magazine