• Hoffman’s family planning private funeral in NYC
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     | February 06,2014
     

    NEW YORK — A private funeral service Friday in New York is being planned for the family and close friends of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Hoffman’s publicist, Karen Samfilippo, said Wednesday plans were also underway for a memorial service later this month, also in New York.

    She said that in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Hoffman’s name to two charities — The DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

    On Wednesday night, Broadway theaters were to dim their lights in memory of the Tony Award-nominated actor, and members of the theater community planned to hold a candlelight vigil.

    Police are investigating the actor’s death as a suspected drug overdose. Law enforcement officials say Hoffman was found Sunday with a needle in his arm and tests found heroin in samples from at least 50 packets in his Manhattan apartment.

    Investigators are examining a computer and two iPads found at the scene for clues and recovered syringes, a charred spoon and various prescription medications, including a blood pressure drug and a muscle relaxant, law enforcement officials have said.

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