Ethan Hawke and Joaquin Phoenix Visit Philip Seymour Hoffman’s NYC Home to Pay Their Respects
Hollywood is mourning the loss of one of their own this week after the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Some of the actor’s closest friends are grieving alongside the his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell, and continue to offer their condolences in person, including Ethan Hawke and Joaquin Phoenix, who visited the estranged couple’s Greenwich Village apartment Tuesday.
Phoenix and Hoffman starred in The Master, which earned the 46-year-old thespian an Oscar nod for his performance as a charismatic, controlling leader of a religious movement.
Ironically, Hawke starred with the father-of-three in Sidney Lumet‘s final film, 2007’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, in which Hoffman played a heroin addict.
Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux also paid their respects on Monday with the actress bringing toys for their three children: Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
While promoting his new film The Monuments Men in NYC Tuesday, George Clooney couldn’t hold back his mixed emotions: “I wanted to start by saying it’s very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed away,” he told the crowd at Ziegfeld Theatre. “It makes it difficult, and I think it’s the elephant in the room for a lot of us here. It’s senseless and it’s sad, but he will be greatly missed. Phil will be greatly missed. It’s hard to be here tonight with that . . . weighing over us.”
Four people have already been arrested in connection with supplying Hoffman the heroin that could have led to his overdose Sunday, according to the NY Post.
Hoffman was discovered in his underwear with a syringe still in his arm.
Although it’s believed the Hunger Games star died of a heroin overdose, the late actor’s autopsy results have been inconclusive.
It’s been reported he’ll be laid to rest during a private funeral service, according to his rep, per USA Today.
There will also be a public memorial sometime later this month, but no further details have been made available.
In lieu of flowers, Hoffman’s family is requesting donations be made in his name to two charities, The DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.