Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his Manhattan apartment on Sunday morning, the Wall Street Journal reports. He was only 46 years old.

Police sources told the New York Post that he was found with a hypodermic needle in his arm and that there was heroin in the apartment.

Last year, TMZ reported that Hoffman checked himself into a rehab facility for 10 days after he used heroin for about a week and had said he battled drug abuse in the past.

Hoffman won an Oscar for playing Truman Capote in 2005’s “Capote.” He was nominated for three other Academy Awards for “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Doubt” and “The Master.”

He was a chameleonic actor who easily moved from comedic roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Along Came Polly” to doing “Capote” the following year.

Hoffman was in more of your favorite movies than you probably realize, including “Boogie Nights,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Almost Famous,” “Cold Mountain” and “Mission Impossible.” He also won a Tony Award for playing Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway in 2012.

Hoffman was currently in the middle of filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.”

He leaves behind a longtime girlfriend and three children.


Hoffman’s family said in a statement: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”

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