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Big stars turn out for Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral service in Manhattan

Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral was held Friday at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue in Manhattan. The noon time service drew some of the biggest names in Hollywood to pay their final respects.

The casket containing the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died days ago from an apparent heroin overdose, arrives at the Manhattan church Friday for a private service.
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Hoffman's longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell held her smallest child while the couple's other two children stood vigil near their father's casket, according to the Daily News on Feb. 7.

A-list stars also lined the steps leading into the upper east side church, including Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale and Ethan Hawke.

Photographers snapped photos of Meryl Streep and Amy Adams arriving, both of whom co-stared with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the movie "Doubt."

Hoffman, 46, was shockingly found dead last Sunday in a Greenwich Village apartment filled with telltale signs of drug addiction. Around 20 hypodermic needles and 70 baggies of heroin were found near Hoffman's lifeless body. He also had a needle still sticking out of his left arm.

Thursday, many of the Oscar-winning actor's closest friends showed up at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home for an emotional wake. Among those mourners in Manhattan were stars Ben Stiller, Michelle Williams, Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Lee.

Hoffman's mother stood next to Mimi as the hearse drove up containing Hoffman's casket for the private funeral Mass this morning.

Only those on a guest list were allowed to pass through the massive bronze doors to the Upper East Side church on what was called a frosty February morning.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the search is continuing for the drug dealer who sold Hoffman the lethal dose, although he said it was not a criminal investigation.

"We’re dealing with a death," said Bratton Friday. "It is, I would emphasize, not a narcotics investigation...but rather the investigation of a death."

Jazz musician Robert Vineburg was arrested Tuesday in connection with the drug-dealing probe. The 57-year-old remains behind bars on Rikers Island.

The star of "Capote" and "The Big Lebowski," Hoffman was widely considered one of the premier actors of his generation, having earned three other Academy Award nominations for his work in films.

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