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Stars from stage and screen gather for Philip Seymour Hoffman's wake

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 February, 2014, 6:06pm
UPDATED : Friday, 07 February, 2014, 7:45pm

Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a Thursday night wake in Manhattan.

The wake was held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, which has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and James Cagney.

Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred with Hoffman in the films Doubt and The Master. Other notables in attendance included Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Sawyer.

On Wednesday, the New York theatre community held a candlelight vigil outside the 90-seat home of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, where Hoffman had long been a member. Broadway’s marquee lights were also dimmed in his honour.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who fiercely protected his private life, will be mourned behind closed doors.

A private funeral for the actor will be held on Friday for 400 people at the Church of St Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. 

Hoffman, 46, was found dead on Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. He had been open about a past that included addiction and rehab. He leaves behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.

More tests are needed to determine what killed Hoffman, who was found with a syringe in his arm and what authorities said were dozens of packets of heroin in his apartment. Autopsy results were inconclusive, authorities said this week.

A larger memorial service is being planned for later this month. 

Hoffman was nominated for Academy Awards four times and won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in Capote. He also was nominated three times for a Tony Award.

 

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