Philip Seymour Hoffman's Loved Ones Planning Private Funeral in New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman's family and friends plan to say goodbye to the late Oscar winner with a funeral in the city he called home. The Capote actor, who died at age 46 on Feb. 2, will be honored with a private service in New York, a rep for the star told Us Weekly in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Plans are also under way for a memorial service later in the month, the rep said. "In lieu of flowers," the statement continued, "the family requests donations be made in Phil's name to two charities that were very close to his heart: the DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation."
(The DreamYard Project runs arts-based programs for youth in the Bronx, while the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation funds research and improves quality of life for people living with paralysis.)
Hoffman is survived by his three kids with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, son Cooper and daughters Tallulah and Willa. "The family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and good wishes," the rep added.