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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Famous Friends Flock to Funeral

Spike Lee, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Ethan Hawke

2/7/2014 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral has just begun -- and the church is jam-packed with the late actor's famous friends  ... including Cate Blanchett, Spike Lee, Louis C.K., Ethan Hawke, and Ellen Burstyn.

The private funeral service for family and friends is now underway at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC -- the same church where Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Aaliyah's funerals were held.

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All told, roughly 400 people were expected to attend the ceremony.

As we reported, 46-year-old Hoffman was found dead Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose. He is survived by his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell and 3 young children.

A larger memorial service is in the works for later this month.

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1.

Jay W.     

Damn those addictions! R.I.P.

260 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Cate Blanchett sold him drugs, she has nerve showing up

260 days ago
3.

myopinion    

R.I.P. Phil......May God Bless the family through this difficult time.

260 days ago
4.

News Flash     

Oh, now they're his friends. Someone ask them, Why did he die alone?

260 days ago
5.

Kat46    

Very sad that he died, but people are dying everyday because of heroin 1 famous person drops and not only do we glorify him for it but the city stops until the people who sold it to him are found. What about everyone else who has died because of this or are they just shoved in the ground and forgotten cause they are nobody...shame

260 days ago
6.

cementmixer    

Good bye JUNKIE.

260 days ago
7.

billybob    

Why do they bury him that quick? Did his body start stinking?

260 days ago
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Matt m    

Making all this big deal over a junkie. How bout covering some of the countrys brave warriors services

260 days ago
9.

Woot    

Goodbye, Phil. :o(

260 days ago
10.

indaknow    

Nasty junky died with a needle in his arm. Who cares! TMZ start covering some news worthy events like the Kar****ians or bubble head K. West.

260 days ago
11.

Quinn    

Ben Stiller (Along Came Polly), Justin Theroux, but no Jennifer Aniston?

260 days ago
12.

GetOverYourself    

RIP druggy. Drugs meant more to you than your own childrean. How selfish.

260 days ago
13.

Tammy    

They will all go to her funeral but no one thought to tell the junky before he died that he had 3 kids to think of and he should get help. WOW what a great bunch of friends I guess it does make for good press to show up for a funeral that everyone is watching.

260 days ago
14.

Spottedfeather    

Wow, Spike Lee is extremely offensive. You go to a funeral of someone that is supposed to be a friend...and you bring headphones ?

260 days ago
15.

rey    

Spike Lee is pissed because he had to go to a whitey funeral.

260 days ago
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