Philip Seymour Hoffman was remembered by family and friends on Friday (February 7) at a private funeral in New York City.
Guests gathered at Manhattan;s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue to mourn the loss of the Academy Award-winning actor, considered by many to be among the greatest performers of his generation for compelling performances in films like “Capote” and “The Master.”
Among those in attendance, according to the Associated Press, were Hoffman’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley” co-star Cate Blanchett, “Doubt” co-star Meryl Streep, Louis C.K., “The Master” co-stars Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, Brian Dennehy, Michelle Williams and John Slattery.
Also there was his longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell, their three children, Cooper, Willa and Tallulah, and David Bar Katz, the friend who found Hoffman dead in his New York City apartment on February 2.
Hoffman was found lying on his bathroom floor with a needle in his arm after a suspected drug overdose. According to reports, investigators found almost 50 envelopes of what they believed to be heroin in his apartment.
In the past week, many in Hollywood have come forward to remember Hoffman, including his “Hunger Games” co-stars.
“Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now,” read a statement issued by star Jennifer Lawrence, director Francis Lawrence, author Suzanne Collins and others. “Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family.”
A larger memorial service for the actor will take place later this month.