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Mimi O'Donnell Supported By Kate Blanchett, Justin Theroux Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

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By Jon Campbell , Christian Post Contributor
February 3, 2014|9:14 pm

Mimi O'Donnell, the long-time partner of Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and mother to his three children, was visited by Justin Theroux and Kate Blanchett on Monday, as the stars offered their condolences.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Mimi O'Donnell (Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives with Mimi O'Donnell at the premiere of Ides of March in New York October 5, 2011.

O'Donnell is still attempting to come to terms with the sudden and tragic loss of her partner after he was found Sunday in his apartment, dead from an apparent heroin overdose. The loss comes just weeks after Hoffman apparently moved out from the couple's family residence to get himself sober after struggling with reported drug abuse.

Theroux, 42, was seen exiting O'Donnell's residence in New York City on Monday. Blanchett also was seen later in the day making a visit.

O'Donnell was left devastated by Hoffman's sudden death on Sunday after his body was found in his New York City apartment.

O'Donnell reportedly screamed in despair after being told the news of Hoffman's death, and the family later released a statement saying they were "devastated" by the tragic news.

Hoffman, 46, and O'Donnell had been a couple since 1999 and had three children together. Son, Cooper Alexander, is their eldest child, and he was born in March 2003. The couple's two daughters, Tallulah and Willa, were born in November 2006 and October 2008.

Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, with reports claiming the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose.

A source has told ShowBizSpy: "Mimi is inconsolable. He had his problems, but she thought he was on the road to recovery following his recent rehab stint."

The source added, "Mimi already had a tough few days, after the recent hoax that claimed Philip had died."

In 2013 Hoffman admitted to struggling with drug addiction. He had been clean for more than two decades, but told TMZ last year that he had checked himself into rehab after beginning to turn to prescription pills again. He also admitted to suffering with heroin use.

According to reports, Hoffman's body was found on Sunday with a needle sticking out of his arm, and dozens of packets of heroin were reportedly discovered by police in the apartment on Monday.

Hoffman's family has released a statement saying: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support."

The statement added, "This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving."

Hoffman featured in the recent Hunger Games film alongside Jennifer Lawrence, and also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film, "Capote." He received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor, and also received three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.

Hoffman began his acting career in 1991, and is known for appearing in such films as Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Capote (2005), The Savages (2007), Moneyball (2011) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).

He also completed filming for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and had just days remaining to complete filming on Mockingjay – Part 2. Reports indicate that it is unlikely that his death will cause any delays in either of those films' release dates.

 

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