AP Photo/Seth WenigA makeshift memorial is seen

AP Photo/Seth WenigA makeshift memorial is seen

Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral planned

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s grieving mother arrived in New York the same day his estranged partner, Mimi O’Donnell, was seen in public for the first time since the actor’s death Sunday.

The Daily Mail reports that O’Donnell traveled to a funeral parlor in New York’s Upper East Side to begin planning for the Hollywood’s star’s funeral.

As Hoffman’s family and friends began arriving in Manhattan, N.Y., it was revealed the Oscar winner withdrew $1,200 to buy heroin in six transactions from an ATM.

Meanwhile, friends and colleagues continue to mourn his passing. His “Talented Mr. Ripley” co-star Matt Damon called him “a beautiful man” and Gwyneth Paltrow called him “a true genius.”

A private wake for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, and the funeral is set for Friday at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

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Comedian and actor Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) is 53.

Director Christopher Guest (“A Mighty Wind”) is 66.

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