Philip Seymour Hoffman’s nearest and dearest — including longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell and the couple’s three young children — are gathering at an Upper East Side funeral home to begin their final farewells.
At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, O’Donnell, a costume designer, left her Jane Street apartment with Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.
Brave Cooper exited the reporter-ringed apartment first, wearing a
dark sweater and black slacks, followed by his mom, who wore a dark coat
and heels, a blue scarf at her neck.
The mom held little Willa’s hand and exchanged a sad, but fond, look
with the girl as they joined Cooper in crossing from their front door to
a chauffered black GMC Yukon XL.
The littlest Hoffman wore leopard print shoes and a purple dress with
a white ribbon at the waist under her dark coat; and her older sister,
Tallulah, wore jeans and a lime green shirt under a a dark coat. Both
girls sucked on lollipops as they ducked past the cameras and into the
The family entered the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue at 81st Street at 4:10 p.m.
Hoffman’s mother and brother Gordy were inside to greet them.
The wake is slated to start at 5 p.m. and go until 9 p.m., with the
funeral set for Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola on Park Avenue.
Hoffman was found dead, with a needle still in his forearm, on Sunday
morning in the Bethune Street apartment he’d rented after O’Donnell
reportedly asked him to leave due to his ongoing drug use.
O’Donnell had become alarmed when the Academy Award-winning actor
failed to pick the children up that morning as previously planned; she
called Hoffman’s playwright pal, David Bar Katz, who joined his
assistant and found Hoffman’s body.