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Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux Visit Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Partner

Those who loved Philip Seymour Hoffman in life haven’t wasted any time paying their respects following his sudden passing this weekend .

Cate Blanchett, who was in The Talented Mr. Ripley with Hoffman in 1999, was spotted visiting the Oscar winner’s longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, at her apartment building in New York City’s West Village earlier today. She showed up weighted down with a brand new telescope and a shopping bag from a toy store.

Hoffman was father to three young children 10; Tallulah, 7; and Willa, 5 O’Donnell, a costume designer and artistic director of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which Hoffman cofounded.

Blanchett flew out to New York after having attended the Santa Barbara Film Festival (where she fielded unpleasant questions about Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen) on Saturday night. Hoffman also teamed with her to direct a production of Sam Shepard’s True West in 2010 at the Sydney Theatre Company in her native Australia.

Also making the pilgrimage to O’Donnell’s home was Justin Theroux, who acted with Hoffman in the offbeat 2005 comedy Strangers With Candy.

An autopsy was expected to be conducted today by the New York City Medical Exam iner’s Office, but the official cause of Hoffman’s death won’t be released until the results of toxicology tests are in.

He was found unconscious in his bathroom, a needle stuck in his left arm, by his assistant, Isabella Wing Davey, and playwright friend David Katz on Sunday morning. O’Donnell had called Katz to check on Hoffman after he didn’t show up at her place to pick up their kids as expected for a visit. A law enforcement source has confirmed to E! New s that close to 50 glassine bags of heroin were found in the 46 year old actor’s apartment, as well as 20 used syringes and a number of prescription medications.

But while those who saw Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival, where he had two movies screening, just a couple weeks ago have said that he seemed healthy and happy, and a source told E! News that he had a sober dinner with two male friends on Saturday night, O’Donnell apparently suspected that something was wrong.

NYPD detectives told the WSJ that they’re trying to track down who sold Hoffman the heroin in his possession, some of which was in glassine bags stamped with the brand names “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts.”