Posted: 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Celebrity friends of Philip Seymour Hoffman have been gathering at the apartment of his longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell to pay respects to the late actor.
The latest to visit both have close ties to him, as well as close ties to loved ones who died from drug overdoses.
Michelle Williams – who lost boyfriend Heath Ledger to an accidental drug overdose in 2008 – visited the West Village home on Wednesday. She co-starred with Hoffman in the 2008 film Syendoche, New York.
Also stopping by Wednesday was Joaquin Phoenix, whose brother River died in his arms of a drug overdose in 1993. Phoenix and Hoffman starred together in 2012′s The Master which garnered both Oscar nominations.
And a strange coincidence, Ledger, Phoenix and Hoffman are all tied together in acting history. All three men were competing against each other for Best Actor at the 2006 Academy Awards, which Hoffman won.