Philip Seymour Hoffman Has Passed Away

The Academy Award-Winner Was Found Dead In His Home At Age 46

This is the definition of the worst and I don’t even know how to properly do this, so bear with me. One of my absolute favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today. Some of you may remember that back in May of last year, the actor opened up about his problems with addiction. I was shocked when we learned that he had checked out of a rehab facility and I am shocked to learn now that he has passed away at the age of 46. Click inside for more.

Variety has some details:

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday.

He was 46.

Law enforcement officials said Hoffman died at his apartment in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. No cause of death has been determined but officials suspect the actor may have overdosed on drugs.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor was found in his bathroom around 11:15 a.m. by a screenwriter, who called 911, the official said.

Hoffman, who won the best actor Oscar for “Capote” in 2005, most recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new films “God’s Pocket” and Anton Corbin’s “A Most Wanted Man.”

He was also shooting the “Hunger Games” follow-ups “Mockingjay Part 1″ and “Part 2″ in Atlanta.

Last year, the actor completed a 10-day substance abuse program for heroin. The actor later revealed that he had been addicted to the drug when he was younger but had been clean for over 20 years.

Hoffman broke through in 1997′s “Boogie Nights” and made an impression in indie and major studio roles such as Todd Solondz’s “Happiness,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia,” “Almost Famous” and “State and Main.” In addition to supporting actor nominations for “The Master,” “Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” he received two Tony nominations for his work on the stage in “True West” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Born in the Rochester, N.Y. suburb of Fairport, he graduated with a drama degree from NYU and made his film debut in “Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole,” followed by a role in “My New Gun.”

I’ve read in a few other articles that a source claimed he was found with a needle in his arm. I know we’re not supposed to be surprised when something like this happens. I know celebrities– even our favorites– our not infallible by any means. It’s just so hard to understand that someone so amazingly talented (and he always just seemed like the nicest guy, right?), could have been struggling with such demons.

Right now I just hate this. I hate this whole thing. All I can do is try to send as many positive thoughts as I can out to his family and friends.


 

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  1. This is devastating. He was so talented.

  2. randomdreamer01

    Addiction is a horrible, horrible and cruel thing. I’m just so sad and heartbroken. I think of all these talented people who leave us too soon – Cory Monteith, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix and now Philip Seymour Hoffman. I just have no words.

  3. Another talented life gone too soon. So, so sad.

  4. I am completely crushed. What a sad, sad loss. He will be sorely missed.

  5. Alecia

    We lost a talented actor but more importantly three kids now have to grow up without a dad. That really makes me sad.

  6. Lauren xx

    This is so sad. I really feel for his family, addiction is such a tough demon to battle.

  7. My thoughts and prayers to his family, especially his young children. What a devastating loss. Seemed like such a nice man.

  8. Vicky

    This is so sad :( One thing I have noticed is a very different tone on the comment boards on different sites from when Cory Monteith died. Lots of people commenting were talking about how Cory was a useless junkie and blah blah blah, but people are far more respectful of Phillip, maybe because he’s more accomplished, or maybe because he’s older. Whether it’s a homeless “junkie”, a working class woman, or a celebrity, ADDICTION IS A HORRIBLE DISEASE.

  9. marissa

    This man was a true thespian. Immensely talented. He was always invested in his roles and gave nuanced performances, even when the materials wasn’t top-notch. He was one of my favorite actors, too, Trent. He spent 23 years clean. And is dead a year and a half after falling off the wagon. Addiction (in it’s many, many forms) sucks.

  10. This makes me so sad! Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of my all time favourite actors. The world has lost a truly remarkable actor. I can’t even imagine what his family is going through right now.

  11. Ben@PR

    Rest in peace. So talented, a true actor. Some of my favorites include Doubt, Along Came Polly and Capote. He will always be remembered for his talent.

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