Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral to be held on Friday

THE late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman will be laid to rest in New York City on Friday after family and friends gather to mourn at a private wake on Thursday evening.

The 'Capote' star's funeral is set to take place at St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan shortly before noon.

The 46-year-old actor's family and friends, including a number of his famous co-stars, will also gather for a private wake at the nearby Frank E. Campbell Funeral home between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the New York Post.

Philip's long-term partner Mimi O'Donnell, who reportedly kicked him out of their house a few months ago in an act of "tough love" in a bid to get him to seek help for their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, was spotted arriving at the funeral home with the late actor's personal assistant, Bella Wing-Davey, today to make arrangements for the services.

Meanwhile, police have revealed the Oscar-winning actor, who died from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday, withdrew $1,200 from his bank account shortly before his death.

A law enforcement source said bank records show he took the money out in six instalments from the D'Agostino grocery store near his West Village apartment on Saturday night, and they are now trying to track down who sold him the drugs.

Philip, who had been sober for over 20 years before relapsing last year, recently predicted his drug addiction would kill him if he didn't get sober and police found 20 hypodermic needles and 50 packets of heroin in his apartment.

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