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Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at 46

 

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46

 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the incredibly talented Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his West Village apartment in New York City. He was only 46 years old.

A law enforcement official explained to the Wall Street Journal that the Oscar-winning actor was found in the bathroom of his fourth floor apartment with a needle in his arm at 11:30 a.m. this morning. The police are still investigating, so no cause of death has officially been determined, but a drug overdose is suspected.

The actor has struggled with drug addiction for years and recently entered a detox facility for heroin last spring. He had been sober for 23 years prior.

Hoffman began his acting career in the early '90s, appearing in films such as 'Boogie Nights,' 'The Big Lebowski,' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley.' Then in 2005, he nabbed the title role in 'Capote,' where he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor. Hoffman also received well-deserved Oscar nominations for his supporting roles in 'Charlie Wilson's War,' 'Doubt,' and 'The Master.'

Back in January, it was announced that Hoffman was set to star in the new Showtime dramedy 'Happyish,' playing an ad man who is sent adrift when his ad agency is taken over. Meanwhile, his character as gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee ('The Hunger Games: Catching Fire') was scheduled to appear in the next two films in the franchise. Right now, it is unclear if Hoffman had already completed the shooting.

His death not only comes as a shock to the world, but serves as a devastating blow to the Hollywood community, who's now lost another one of its greats. His talents and screen presence will be missed by all.

Hoffman is survived by his longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell, their son Cooper, and daughters Tallulah and Willa.


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Written by: Kelly Schremph
Feb 2nd, 2014, 4:34 am

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wynn

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Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 4:31 am

Very talented indeed. Such a loss :(

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2014, 7:48 pm
"devastating blow to the Hollywood community", Really? I do not think so. Hollywood eats its own all the time. On the other hand the wagons have been circled around Woody Allen regarding Dylan Farrow's Pedophilia claims. Which deserves a topic. Typically Hollywood is aware of every character flaw an actor has. These flaws are either tolerated or supported. While any death or sordid tale may come as a shock to middle America, those west coasters are well aware their peers have serious issues.
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Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2014, 9:52 am

To a very taleted man... RIP

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Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2014, 4:36 am

Damn. What a waste of what was shaping up to be a hall of fame level career.

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