Marilyn O’Conner, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Mother, Arrives to Help Hoffman’s Girlfriend, Children

February 4, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Marilyn O’Connor, the mother of Philip Seymour Hoffman, arrived in Manhattan on Tuesday to help Hoffman’s longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell and the three children that the pair had together.

Friends and other family members of the late actor, who died on Sunday from a suspected heroin overdose, stopped by O’Donnell’s home throughout the day, including Joaquin Phoenix, Annie Leibovitz, and Bobby Cannavale.

O’Conner raised Hoffman largely on her own and he credited her for bringing up him and his three siblings in an award speech when he won an Oscar for best actor for “Capote.” in 2005.

O’Conner helped Hoffman with his first battle with heroin following his graduation from New York University in 1989. He stared sober for almost a quarter of a decade after that battle before succumbing to the addiction again starting last year.

Meanwhile, O’Donnell appeared in public for the first time since the sudden death, reported the Daily Mail, traveling to a funeral parlor to begin the task of planning Hoffman’s funeral, which will be on Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyala.

A private wake will be held a day earlier on the early evening. 


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