Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman at Wake in New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman's loved ones are united in grief. Friends and family of the late actor -- who died of a suspected drug overdose at age 46 on Feb. 2 -- gathered together in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 6, to pay their respects at a private wake. Among those in attendance were stars including Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Justin Theroux, Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, and Michelle Williams.
The group met at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Thursday evening. Hoffman's family -- including his estranged partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three kids, Cooper, Tallulah, and Willa -- arrived early, followed shortly thereafter by Theroux, Adams, and Phoenix. John C. Reilly, Ben Stiller, Diane Sawyer, and Ethan Hawke were also among the guests.
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Many of the mourners had also been spotted visiting O'Donnell's home in recent days. Williams, who costarred with the late Oscar winner in 2008's Synecdoche, New York, paid her respects on Feb. 5, and Phoenix and Hawke were spotted outside the apartment on Feb. 4. (Phoenix and Hoffman appeared together in 2012's The Master; Hawke was his costar in 2007's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.)
The Capote star was clearly very beloved in Hollywood. Adams --who worked with him on two movies, Doubt and The Master -- was so emotional over his death during her appearance on Inside the Actors Studio this week that she broke down in tears and "couldn't finish most of her sentences," an eyewitness told Us Weekly.
"Amy talked about how he was the greatest actor she had worked with," the eyewitness said, noting that she couldn't tell any stories about him without crying. "She said to the audience of acting students, 'I wish you all could have had the chance to work with him.'"