THE WEEK WAS marked by the sad, stunning news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death and the subsequent outpouring of emotion - along with some lesser celebrity goings-on.
A private funeral was held for Hoffman at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan, the same church that hosted the funerals of Aaliyah and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Among the mourners, Cate Blanchett, Spike Lee, Joaquin Phoenix and Meryl Streep, the New York Daily News reported.
Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his lower Manhattan apartment from an apparent heroin overdose, leaving behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children. A larger memorial service is scheduled for later this month. Broadway dimmed its lights for one minute earlier in the week.