Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last Sunday because of a heroine overdose, was buried on Friday, in a private ceremony attended by his family, a few Hollywood actors and actresses and his closest friends.
Some of the actors who attended Phil Hoffman’s funeral at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in the Upper East Side, New York, were Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Mary Louise Parker and Chris Rock.
Actress Cate Blanchett and director Paul Thomas Anderson, who worked with Hoffman on The Monster movie, held speeches honoring the late actor.
Actress Michelle Williams, the life partner of late actor Health Ledger – who also passed away because of an overdose – also attended the funeral. Michelle Williams and Phil Hoffman were set mates in 2008.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning. According to The Wall Street Journal, the body was discovered in the bathroom by one of his friends, who called 911 right away.
The NYPD noted that Phil Hoffman had a needle in his arm, and 70 bags of heroine were found in his apartment.
Philip Seymour Hoffman had been dealing with drug addiction for many years. He was clean for 23 years but he relapsed in 2012. In May of last year, Hoffman checked himself into rehab. He is survived by three children: Cooper, Tallulah and Willah – with his life partner, Mimi O’Donnell.
Phil Hoffman won the Oscar award in 2006 for his role in Capote and received three nominations for his work on Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master.
Rest in peace, Phil Hoffman!