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by Natalie Finn | Thu., Feb. 6, 2014 5:36 PM
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A stream of mourners continued to show their love and appreciation for Philip Seymour Hoffman at a wake held in New York City Thursday evening.
The actor's longtime partner, Mimi O'Donnell; their three young children; and his mother, Marilyn O'Connor, were joined by other family members and dozens of friends, including a number of Hoffman's famous costars, for the viewing at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Madison Avenue.
Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett, Justin Theroux, Michelle Williams, Ellen Burstyn were among those paying their respects today. Adams, who played Hoffman's fierce wife in The Master, reportedly cried while discussing him during a taping of Inside the Actors Studio Wednesday.
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Adams was there with fiancé Darren Le Gallo, while Blanchett attended with husband Andrew Upton. In addition to starring together in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hoffman directed a play in 2010 for the Sydney Theatre Company, where Blanchett and Upton were artistic directors until the 2013 season.
Many of Hoffman's famous friends also visited O'Donnell at her home earlier in the week.
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She and Hoffman—who were together for 14 years and were parents to Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5—were no longer living together when he died, but it's unclear how long they had been estranged. O'Donnell serves as artistic director at the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company, which Hoffman cofounded.
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Michelle Williams was spotted visiting O'Donnell yesterday. Eerily, when Hoffman won his Best Actor Oscar for Capote in 2006, Heath Ledger was also a nominee, for Brokeback Mountain. Williams, who was estranged from Ledger when he died of a toxic mixture of prescription meds in 2008, can be seen sitting next to him in the audience that year, Ledger applauding happily for Hoffman when his name was called.
Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning of a presumed drug overdose. Law-enforcment sources have confirmed that a syringe was stuck in his left arm and nearly 50 glassines of heroin, as well as several empty bags and 20 used syringes, were found in in his apartment.
Results of the autopsy were inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests.
A private funeral for family and close friends is scheduled for Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Manhattan and the the family is said to be planning a larger memorial for later in the month, to also be held in his native New York.
Elizabeth Banks, who starred with Hoffman in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and was still shooting Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 when he died, said on Today Wednesday that she was "still processing" the loss.
"I really am in shock," she said. "He is an absolutely amazing actor, respected by everyone and really part of our family at The Hunger Games. We will miss him terribly and, obviously, [we're] really upset for his children and his partner."
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