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Posted by on Feb. 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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 Police: Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent overdose

 

U.S. actor Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice: U.S. actor Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Sunday. A police source says the cause was an apparent overdose.

 

NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote" and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46.

 

The officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were also found with Hoffman. Those items are being tested.

The law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about evidence found at the scene, said the cause of death was believed to be a drug overdose.

Hoffman — no matinee-idol figure with his tubby, lumpy build and limp blond hair — made his career mostly as a character actor, and was one of the most prolific in the business.

The stage-trained actor's rumpled naturalism made him one of the most admired performers of his generation. He was nominated for Academy Awards four times in all.

Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint at a rehabilitation facility.

The law enforcement officials said Hoffman's body was discovered in a bathroom by a friend who called police and his assistant.

His family called the news of Hoffman's death "tragic and sudden.

Gallery: The life and career of Philip Seymour Hoffman

"''We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone," Hoffman's family said in a statement.

In one of his earliest roles, he played a spoiled prep school student in "Scent of a Woman" in 1992. One of his breakthrough roles came as a gay member of a porno film crew in "Boogie Nights," one of several movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson that he would eventually appear in.

He often played comic, slightly off-kilter characters in movies like "Along Came Polly," ''The Big Lebowski" and "Almost Famous."

More recently, he was Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and was reprising that role in the two-part sequel, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," which is in the works. And in "Moneyball," he played Art Howe, the grumpy manager of the Oakland Athletics who resisted new thinking about baseball talent.

Just weeks ago, Showtime announced Hoffman would star in "Happyish," a new comedy series about a middle-aged man's pursuit of happiness.

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Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

can't say I feel sorry for people who "make it" in the business and then overdose.  He as a good actor with work coming his way, not struggling with money or everyday life.

KW1280
by Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM
I feel sympathy for his children. It is hard to feel because he had a needle sticking out of his arm

Quoting Jinxed8:

can't say I feel sorry for people who "make it" in the business and then overdose.  He as a good actor with work coming his way, not struggling with money or everyday life.

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Don't know much about his work but my heart goes out to his family. No matter how a person died it must be extremely hard on the family, especially when you find out how they died.

I think anyone abusing drugs or other things are struggling with something. Money and success does not bring on happiness.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Feb. 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

RIP

Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

 if he had children, even worse, what a selfish thing to do !!

Quoting KW1280: I feel sympathy for his children. It is hard to feel because he had a needle sticking out of his arm

Quoting Jinxed8:

can't say I feel sorry for people who "make it" in the business and then overdose.  He as a good actor with work coming his way, not struggling with money or everyday life.

 

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM

 So sorry to hear of this...

mindful23
by Member on Feb. 4, 2014 at 2:47 AM
Just sad for his family.
celestegood
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:03 AM
Brilliant man. Such a loss. May he RIP
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by Mrs. Depp on Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Another overdose

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