Philip Seymour Hoffman's Service at the Site of Other Famous Funerals

PHOTO: Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Los Angeles, Calif. in this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral will be held at a Catholic Church in Manhattan later this week in what organizers say will be a private ceremony.

The funeral will be held at St. Ignatius Church on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the same church where the funerals of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the singer Aaliyah took place.

Hoffman's funeral will be a small private affair for just family and a few friends, a spokesman said. A larger memorial service is being planned for later in the month. That will also be held in New York City.

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"In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Phil's name to two charities that were very close to his heart: The DreamYard Project (http://dreamyard.com/) and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (www.christopherreeve.org)," the statement read. "The family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and good wishes."

Broadway theaters will also dim their lights to pay tribute to Hoffman tonight.

Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Feb. 2, and had roughly 70 bags of heroin in his possession at the time, five of which were empty.

The Oscar-winning actor, 46, is survived by his girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, and their three young children.

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