Hoffman mourned at funeral

Philip Seymour Hoffman was honoured by friends and family at his funeral.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s loved ones gathered to say goodbye to the star on Friday.

Approximately 400 mourners attended the funeral at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Amy Adams were among those who came to pay their final respects to their beloved friend and colleague.

Also in attendance were Ellen Burstyn, Justin Theroux, Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, Spike Lee, and Joaquin Phoenix, reports People magazine.

Philip’s partner of 15 years Mimi O’Donnell and their three children Colin, 11, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, arrived at the church at the stroke of noon, as ten pallbearers carried the casket inside.

The Oscar winner was only 46 years old when he died of an apparent heroin overdose in New York last Sunday. His tragic death has caused shockwaves through the industry, with many speaking out about their profound grief and pain at his passing.

Philip’s Doubt co-star Amy Adams became very emotional while taping Inside the Actors Studio on Wednesday, after being asked about her late friend.

“James Lipton asked her about working with Philip on Doubt and The Master… It hit a nerve with her,” a source told Us Weekly. “[Amy] was sobbing and couldn’t finish most of her sentences. Amy talked about how he was the greatest actor she had worked with, and couldn’t even tell stories about him without crying. She said to the audience of acting students ‘I wish you all could have had the chance to work with him.’”
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Friday, 07. February 2014