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Acting stars mourn Hoffman at wake

Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman has continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a wake in New York.

It was held at the Frank E Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan, which has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and James Cagney.

Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred with Philip in the films Doubt and The Master. Other notables in attendance included Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Sawyer.

On Wednesday, the New York theatre community held a candlelight vigil outside the 90-seat home of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, where the Capote star had long been a member. Broadway's marquee lights were also dimmed in his honour.

Police are investigating his death as a suspected drug overdose. The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment in New York City

A private funeral for relatives and close friends is due to take place today. A larger memorial service will be held later this month.

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