Mother: 2 NY celebrations of Hoffman life planned - Heroin Stature draws controversy

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Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 2:52 pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says there will be public celebrations of her son's life in both New York City and Rochester this spring.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1lr1vU3) reports Hoffman's mother Marilyn O'Connor also wanted to thank her friends and her son's fans for all of their kind words after his death.

A friend read the retired judge's statement Friday during a film series honoring Hoffman. The statement read by retired film critic Jack Garner said Hoffman was "a gift" to O'Connor for 46 years.

Hoffman was found dead Feb. 2 in his Manhattan apartment. The New York City medical examiner said Friday he was killed by a toxic mix of drugs including heroin and cocaine.

Hoffman grew up just outside Rochester.

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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com


A provocative 8-foot street art statue , inspired by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic overdose last month, depicting the famous golden Academy Awards icon shooting heroin into its arm was stirring up some controversy as Hollywood stars prepared to walk down the red carpet at the Oscars. It was located on LA’s Hollywood Boulevard on Friday, not far from where the 86th annual Academy Awards were taking place.

Some are dubbing it the "Heroin Statue".

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