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Philip Seymour Hoffman Left Fortune to Estranged Partner

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Mimi O'Donnell and Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman left his $35 million fortune to Mimi O'Donnell.

The Capote star, who was found dead in his apartment in New York City on February 2 from an apparent heroin overdose, named his estranged partner and the mother of his three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and five-year-old Willa, as the sole beneficiary of his estate.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the Oscar-winning actor wrote his will in 2004 before the birth of his daughters, and he also expressed a desire for his son to be raised in Manhattan so he could be exposed to the city's culture, arts and architecture. The 46-year-old star also named Chicago and San Francisco as back-up places for Cooper to grow-up if his original request was impossible, and asked that his son visit both cities at least twice a year for cultural purposes.

The Hunger Games actor reportedly fell off the wagon in 2012 after being sober for more than 20 years and he entered rehab in May 2013.


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Drake Upset at ‘Rolling Stone’ for Choosing Hoffman Cover

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Drake Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of 'Rolling Stone'

Apparently for Drake, a "stolen" magazine cover is apparently worth more than honoring a recently departed star.

The 27-year-old rapper and actor was set to appear on the upcoming cover for Rolling Stone magazine when the publication informed him that they would be opting instead to highlight actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. Although initially ranting on his Twitter about a misquote from him about fellow rapper Kanye West in the article, Drake then wrote, "They [Rolling Stone] also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue."

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Philip Seymouf Hoffman’s Alleged Dealer Says He Could Have Saved Him

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Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman's alleged drug dealer believes he could have "saved" him.

The Capote actor was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2 and Robert Vineberg - who has been charged with felony drug possession and was one of three suspected dealers charged in connection with the 46-year-old star's death - insisted he would have encouraged him to seek help if they had been together before his death.

The jazz musician, who claims he last saw the actor in person in October, said, "He was my friend. I could've saved him. If I knew he was in town, I would've said, 'Hey, let's make an AA meeting.' If I was with him, it wouldn't have happened. Not under my guard."

Vineberg's last contact with the Hunger Games actor came in December via email and text message and he says they traded messages about staying sober. In an interview from prison, he recalled to the New York Post newspaper, "He left me a voicemail in December saying, 'I'm clean.' We'd text back and forth, 'Oh, I got one day on you! No I've got one day on you.'"

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Russell Brand Wants Drug Law Reform in Wake of Hoffman’s Death

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Russell BrandRussell Brand has called for a reform of drug laws following Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.

The Oscar-winning actor tragically died in his New York City apartment over the weekend after experiencing a relapse, and Brand - who himself has battled drug addiction and alcoholism in the past - believes he is a ""victim" of laws that "criminalize drug addicts."

The 38-year-old comedian-turned-political activist believes addiction is a "mental illness" and should be treated as a medical condition in order to prevent tragedies such as Hoffman's death from a suspected heroin overdose. In an article written for The Guardian newspaper, he stated, "Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalize drug addicts. If drugs are illegal people who use drugs are criminals. We have set our moral compass on this erroneous premise, and we have strayed so far off course that the landscape we now inhabit provides us with no solutions and greatly increases the problem. People are going to use drugs; no self-respecting drug addict is even remotely deterred by prohibition."

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Cate Blanchett Clears Schedule to Grieve Over Hoffman

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Phiip Seymour Hoffman and Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett cleared her schedule following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Blue Jasmine star, who was spotted visiting the late actor's ex-partner, Mimi O'Donnell, with toys for their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, at their home in New York City on Monday, canceled a string of appearances to take a few days off to grieve for her close friend.

A spokesperson for the 44-year-old Australian actress told The Hollywood Reporter that her team made the decision to postpone interviews on Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly and Michael to promote her new film, The Monuments Men, on Wednesday "'to allow Cate the time and privacy to grieve the loss of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman."

The Oscar-nominee formed a close friendship with the 46-year-old actor, who was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday, while starring alongside him in The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Went to AA Meetings

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Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman was still attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings days before he died.

The Capote actor - who was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his New York apartment on Sunday - had been attending the support meetings for over two decades, and recently confided to one group member he was struggling with "little situations" in life.

Jose Torres, who saw Philip at a meeting in Greenwich Village on January 24, recalled, "I told him to keep coming back, and he said, 'Yeah, I will.' I remember asking, 'How are you doing?' And he said, 'OK. There are the little situations in life. Life still shows up.' He went to a lot of different places, but he came here mostly."

Philip - who had been sober for 20 years before checking into rehab last May - was highly regarded by the other attendees at the meetings. "Everybody loved him, and he loved everybody no matter who you were," Jose added to the New York Post.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Knew Drugs Would Kill Him

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Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman admitted his drug habit was going to kill him just weeks before his death.

The Capote actor - who was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose at his home on Sunday - reportedly told friends in December that he was struggling to stay clean from the narcotic for more than few days and even returned to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to get support to stay sober.

According to gossip website TMZ, the actor was drinking heavily and looked "disheveled and dirty" in the weeks before his death and when asked how bad his problem was, he replied, "If I don't stop I know I'm gonna die."

It was reported yesterday that police found 50 packets of heroin and 20 used hypodermic needles in the actor's New York home. Many of the bags were stamped with "Ace of Spades" or "Ace of Hearts," which users say is heroin cut with a powerful pain reliever called fentanyl.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Seeks Rehab for Heroin Abuse

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Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman recently entered rehab for heroin abuse.

The Oscar-winning Capote actor - who has battled substance abuse in the past - admitted he recently fell off the wagon after 23 years of staying clean and spent 10 days in a detox facility earlier this month after he began taking heroin. The 45-year-old star told website TMZ his problems began more than a year ago when he started abusing prescription pills, which recently escalated to snorting the illegal substance, before he realized he needed help.

Philip says his heroin use only lasted one week before he checked into a clinic and he completed a 10 day rehabilitation stint last Friday. The Moneyball star has credited his "great group of friends and family" for helping him through the ordeal and he is already back at work filming his next movie in Europe.

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