Philip Seymour Hoffman Listed Chicago As a Preferred City For Son

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014  |  Updated 4:06 PM CDT
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Late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman shows some love for Chicago -- even in death -- by naming the city as one of the preferred destinations for his son to be raised.

According to the New York Daily News, Hoffman's will leaves most of his estate to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell, but he also asks that their son, Cooper Hoffman, "be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan.”

The will goes on to say that if the 10-year-old boy could not be raised in New York, he'd prefer Chicago or San Francisco.

The will states the purpose of the request is for the boy to be exposed to the "culture, art and architecture that such cities offer," the newspaper reports.

Hoffman also requests that if O'Donnell couldn't live in any of those cities, that they visit at least twice a year.

Hoffman spent time in Chicago directing stage plays for the Goodman Theatre.

The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his New York apartment earlier this month of an apparent heroin overdose.

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