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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 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.

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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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