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Amy Adams, Michelle Williams attend Philip Seymour Hoffman's wake in New York City

Published on Feb 7, 2014 4:23 PM
 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actors Amy Adams and Michelle Williams were among friends and family who mourned Philip Seymour Hoffman at a private wake on Thursday evening for the actor who died of a suspected drug overdose.

Photographers and fans trying to get a glimpse of the celebrities were cordoned off behind barriers near the Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel on Manhattan's Upper East Side as police escorted the visitors in and out of the building.

Neither Adams nor Williams, who both starred in films with Hoffman, said anything as they entered the building. Williams' former partner, actor Heath Ledger, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2008. "I came to pay my respects," said Amy Paschold, 40, a financial adviser from Virginia and a long-time fan of Hoffman's work. "I wasn't surprised," she added about his death. "He fell off the wagon.

Although the body of Hoffman, 46, was found on Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm, autopsy results to determine the cause of his death were inconclusive.

 
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