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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person." Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person."

Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided over his funeral mass at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in New York on Friday (02.07.14), following his death from an apparent heroin overdose last Sunday (0202.14), says the actor was "very down-to-earth" and "fun to be with."

The Jesuit priest told PEOPLE.com: "He was a lovely person, very down-to-earth. I learned about humility from him. He never put on airs. Whenever he talked about being in a movie, he would just say, 'Yeah, I got this job.' He would never say, 'I'm the lead.' Or 'I'm starring in 'Capote.' ' Then I'd read about it in the papers and learn what it was."

The duo, who first met in 2003, spent a lot of time in the church together when the priest taught the Oscar-winner how to celebrate mass for his role in 'Doubt'.

He added: "He was really fun to be with. He was so intent on getting everything right. I remember he asked if a priest would have 3 x 5 cards during a homily. Small details. He listened to what I had to say, but he also knew his craft. When you watched him act, you got a sense of what the word 'vocation' really means. He was born to do this."

The late actor's family members, including his estranged partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, were among the 400 mourners at his funeral mass.

Many of his famous friends, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett, also attended the ceremony.

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Sep 4 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Aug 28 2014 1:31pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

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Manhattan Man Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession, Will Avoid Prison

Aug 28 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A jazz musician arrested in the wake of the heroin-overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has accepted a plea deal that will keep him out of prison. Robert Vineberg pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to a low-level heroin possession charge, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. He was initially facing the heavier charge of possession of heroin with intent to sell. Under the plea deal, Vineberg will be sentenced ...
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Aug 19 2014 6:50am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Hunger Games selfie! Elizabeth Banks cosies in between ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ and Simple Bae

Aug 14 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

It's every die-hard Hunger Games fan's dream.Elizabeth, who plays Effie in the hotly anticipated third film Mockingjay - Part 1, due for release this November, captioned the picture 'Cuties (and me)' as she took to Instagram to share the snap.The trio got together to talk about the upcoming film, which is the first of two films based on the third book in The Hunger Games series, written origi ...
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Lauren Bacall Dies; Legendary Actress Was 89

Aug 12 2014 7:22pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Lauren Bacall, a legendary actress who got her start back in 1944 and worked for six decades in cinema, has passed away. She was 89 years old. Bacall’s death was confirmed by the Humphrey Bogart Estate via Facebook. "With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," read the online message posted this even ...
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4 weeks ago

23 Shocking Celebrity Deaths: Gone, But Never Forgotten

Aug 12 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

The death of Robin Williams shocked fans the world this week, but sadly, he is but one of many stars to have passed away many years too soon. For all the joy he brought to people's lives, the actor battled substance abuse and severe depression at various points in a life cut short by his own choice. He is far from alone. Be it from severe illness, addiction or other tragic circumstances, some of the ...
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Kevin Ward Jr. Aunt to Tony Stewart: You're a D--k!

Aug 11 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old racing prospect killed in an accident by NASCAR star Tony Stewart yesterday, is being mourned across New York State and beyond. While no criminal investigation into Stewart's conduct is underway, relatives and friends of Ward are taking Tony to task for his actions in the wake of the tragedy. The young driver’s aunt posted to Facebook Sunday after the crash, “Thanks for thinking of our family [Tony] Stewart when you decided to be a ...
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