Exclusive: Funeral Home Says Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Funeral Will Be Private
HipHollywood has learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman will be laid to rest on Friday afternoon in New York.
The Frank E. Campell Funeral home tells HH that the services, which will reportedly take place at St. Ignatius of Loyola will be “private.” According to reports, a private wake for the late actor will be held on Thursday at the funeral home.
The Academy Award-winning actor died on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman, 46, was found dead in the bathroom of his 4th floor Manhattan apartment with a hypodermic needle stuck in his arm. According to reports, 70 baggies of heroin, 50 unopened, were later found in the actor’s apartment, some with an ‘Ace of Hearts’ stamp on it.
Philip, who won an Academy Award in 2005 for his role in Capote, has struggled with substance abuse in the past and according to reports remained clean for 23 years before taking a dive last year.
“It was known that he was struggling to stay sober and girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell had given him some tough love and told him he needed some time away from the kids and to get straight again,” a source told the New York Post.
Hoffman had three children with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell; Cooper, 10; Tallulah 7, and Willa, 5.