Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to be
buried in private funeral
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[February 05, 2014]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found
dead in his New York apartment on Sunday in an apparent heroin
overdose, will be buried in a private funeral service, the late
Oscar-winner's representative said on Tuesday.
The statement issued by Hoffman's publicist, Karen Samfilippo,
did not say when the funeral service for family and friends
would happen. It said it would take place in New York without
specifying if that meant New York City or elsewhere in the
A memorial service for the actor is planned for later this
month, the statement said.
The results of Hoffman's autopsy are expected to be released on
Wednesday, officials in New York City said.
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Hoffman, 46, who earned an Oscar for his portrayal of author
Truman Capote in the 2006 drama "Capote" and was considered one
of the most gifted actors of his generation, had battled
substance abuse in recent months.
He sought treatment last year after more than 20 years of
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing
by Piya Sinha-Roy and Cynthia Osterman)
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