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Philip Seymour Hoffman Funeral Attended By Acting Royalty

Meryl Streep and Amy Adams were just some of the people who gathered in New York City.
3:00 | 02/07/14

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Broadway and Hollywood royalty have gathered here in just a few moments you'll see the -- Bearing the body of Philip Seymour Hoffman slide by on the street behind me among those inside Kate blank check. And Meryl Streep and Ellen Burstyn. They are joined by former co stars at the late -- such as Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams family friends about 400 of them. All for a funeral. Just now getting under way. The -- -- -- like the wake held last night a few blocks away offers the loved ones of Philip Seymour Hoffman a chance to turn away from the circumstances. Of his death. And focus on the man and his achieved. The famous among them came to show their respect for the man called among the best actors of his time. And the continuing interest in the star almost one week after he died of a likely heroin overdose is testament to the impact of his work. But the presence of the star's longtime girlfriend -- O'Donnell and his three young children the -- just ten years old. He makes his loss so heartbreaking. And who knows better than his co stars the size and the talent that was lost Amy Adams made -- and the master with -- -- -- -- -- -- Just -- you in recovery meetings for alcoholics it is said. One drink can kill you and TMZ is reporting that appears to have been the case with Hoffman who was sober for 23 years until he drank alcohol during the wrap party for the master. A drink the website says. That led him to herald. Tell you that he was discovered Philip Seymour Hoffman now -- last Sunday by screenwriter by the name of David Katz and among the most moving moments here this morning was when mr. Katz. Visibly upset had to be helped in to this church there will be a public memorial later in the month for the public. For now reporting live from the upper east side -- sandy Kenyon channel seven Eyewitness News.

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