Two public memorials planned for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Philip Seymour Hoffman and son Cooper Alexander Hoffman (L) attend the Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on November 25, 2012 in New York City.



ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The mother of actorPhilip Seymour Hoffman says there will be public celebrations of her son's life in both New York Cityand Rochester, N.Y. this spring.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports that Hoffman's mother, Marilyn O'Connor, also says she wants to thank her friends and her son's fans for all of their kind words after his death.

O'Connor, a retired judge in Rochester, had a friend read her statement Friday during a film series honoring Hoffman.

The friend, retired film critic Jack Garner, read that Hoffman was "a gift to me 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.

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