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Friends, family bid a teary farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 07, 2014 17:13 IST

Friends, family bid a teary farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Friends, family and fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman came together to give the late actor a teary farewell on February 6 in New York.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's private wake, arranged by his girlfriend of 13 years -- Mimi O"Donnell -- was held at the Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan and attended by his many star friends.

Hoffman's Doubt costar Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix, with whom he appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's highly acclaimed 2013 film The Master, were among the many well known faces who attended the wake.

A distraught Cate Blanchett was spotted arriving with scriptwriter husband Andrew Upton.

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Image: Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Mimi O'Donnell

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Mimi O'Donnell carries her youngest child, five-year-old daughter Willa, to the chapel.


Image: Mimi O'Donnell with Willa
Photographs: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

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Michelle Williams

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Actress Michelle Williams, who starred along side Hoffman in Synecdoche, New York, arrives with a friend for the wake.

Williams, who was visibly shaken at the sombre event, had lost her former husband, actor Heath Ledger to drug overdose six years ago.


Image: Michelle Williams
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Justin Theroux

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Actor Justin Theroux, a close friend of the late actor and his family, being escorted to the private wake in Manhattan, New York.


Image: Justin Theroux
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer

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Director Mike Nichols and his wife, news anchor Diane Sawyer, arrive. 


Image: Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Ben Stiller

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Actor Ben Stiller makes his way to the wake.

Stiller and Hoffman starred together in 2004 comedy Along Came Polly.


Image: Ben Stiller
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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Gordy Hoffman

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Hoffman's elder brother Gordy Hoffman, who wrote the screenplay for his 2002 tragicomedy film Love Liza, seen arriving at the funeral home.


Image: Gordy Hoffman
Photographs: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

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Marilyn O'Connor

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The late actor's mother Marilyn O'Connor departs the wake at Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel.


Image: Marilyn O'Connor
Photographs: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

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Amy Adams

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Hoffman and Joaquin River's The Master costar Amy Adams makes her way to the wake.


Image: Amy Adams
Photographs: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

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The chapel

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A view of the Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel, where the wake was held.


Image: The chapel
Photographs: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

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Police personnel outside

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A New York police officer breaks off an icicle at the entrance of the Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel as policemen stand guard during Hoffman's funeral.


Image: Police personnel outside
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Mourners

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Mourners participate in a candle light vigil for Hoffman in the Manhattan borough of New York on February 5.


Image: Mourners
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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