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Ben and Cate among stars at Hoffman waketribute: Actor Ben Stiller (top) and actress Cate Blanchett with her husband Andrew Upton (above) attend the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman (right), as did Justin Theroux (inset)sad: Mimi O'Donell and daughter Willa

Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a wake in Manhattan.

It was held last night at the Frank E Campbell Funeral Home, which has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including James Cagney.

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Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred with Hoffman in the films Doubt and The Master. Other stars in attendance included Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux.

On Wednesday, the New York theatre community held a candlelit vigil outside the 90-seat home of the Labyrinth Theatre Company, where Hoffman had long been a member. Broadway's marquee lights were also dimmed in his honour.

Police are investigating Hoffman's death as a suspected drugs overdose. The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment in New York.

A private funeral for relatives and close friends of Hoffman is set for today.

hnews@herald.ie


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