Mourners arrive for Hoffman's funeral in New York

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Mourners arrive for Hoffman's funeral in New York
Mimi O'Donnell, estranged partner of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, comforts two of their children, daughter Willa, and son Cooper as his casket arrives at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: The casket carrying actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014, arrives at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, for Hoffman's funeral service on February 7, 2014 in New York City. Hoffman was allegedly found dead in his bathroom with a needle in his arm. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Actress Amy Adams arrives to attend late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in New York, February 7, 2014. Friends and relatives of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman gathered in New York for his private funeral Friday, five days after he was found dead of a suspected overdose. The mass was closed to the public and press at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue, which also held the 1994 funeral of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the wife of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Louis C.K. attends the funeral service for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014 at St. Ignatius Of Loyola on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Michelle Williams attends the funeral service for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014 at St. Ignatius Of Loyola on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/Getty Images)
Writer David Bar Katz is embraced as he arrives at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola for the private funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Director Mike Nichols, left, and Diane Sawyer arrive for the funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Actress Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton arrive at the the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola for the private funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Spike Lee attends the funeral service for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at St. Ignatius Of Loyola on February 7, 2014 in New York City. Hoffman died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: A general view of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, site of the funeral service for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an alleged drug overdose on February 1, 2014, is seen before the funeral service on February 7, 2014 in New York City. Hoffman was allegedly found dead in his bathroom with a needle in his arm. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A couple adds to the flowers placed outside the apartment building of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Autopsy results are expected soon in the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman but police say it may take longer to determine if the heroin found in his apartment contains additives designed intensify the high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams and her fiancé Darren Le Gallo arrive at a wake for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in New York. Hoffman died Sunday of a suspected drug overdose in his New York apartment. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Director Bennett Miller arrives at a wake for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Manhattan's Upper East Side Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in New York. Miller directed "Capote" and "Moneyball," two films starring Hoffman. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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BY KAREN MATTHEWS
ASSOCIATED PRESS



NEW YORK (AP) -- Mourners, including Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Louis C.K., Ellen Burstyn and Spike Lee, entered a Manhattan church for the private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Some 400 people were expected to attend the ceremony at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, the same church that hosted the funerals of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lena Horne and Aaliyah.

Hoffman and Blanchett co-starred in "The Talented Mr. Ripley," and Hoffman starred in Lee's "The 25th Hour." Burstyn and Hoffman were in "Red Dragon," and Hawke co-starred with Hoffman in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose in his apartment. He leaves behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family and Friends Attend Wake

A larger memorial service is being planned for later this month. On Thursday evening, family and close friends gathered for a private wake at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan, which has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including Kennedy Onassis and James Cagney.

Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred with Hoffman in the films "Doubt" and "The Master." Other notables in attendance included Blanchett, Burstyn, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Sawyer.

The rumbled, heavy-set actor was known to dive into roles and was nominated for Academy Awards four times: for "Capote," "The Master," "Doubt," and "Charlie Wilson's War." He also received three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway, which included an acclaimed turn in 2012 as the weary and defeated Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman."

The theater community mourned the actor Wednesday with a candlelit vigil outside his beloved LAByrinth Theatre Company downtown and with Broadway's marquee lights turned off for a minute.

More tests are needed to determine what exactly killed Hoffman, who was found with a syringe in his arm and what authorities said were dozens of packets of heroin in his apartment. Autopsy results were inconclusive, authorities said this week.

Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, the versatile actor reportedly checked himself into rehab for 10 days last after relapsing in 2012.

Three people have been arraigned on drug charges in connection with Hoffman's death, including one who is facing a felony charge of heroin possession with intent to sell. Lawyers for the three people charged vigorously denied their clients had any role in Hoffman's death.

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