Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at 46

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at age 46. He was found in the bathroom of his New York City apartment earlier today with a needle still in his arm. Envelopes with what is believed to be heroin were nearby. He was found by a friend who stopped by to see if Hoffman was all right after he missed an appointment to pick up his three children from longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell. Emergency Medical Service workers declared him dead at the scene. Hoffman was a highly-regarded actor who appeared to be able to take on any role. He won an Oscar in 2006 for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote. Most recently, he played Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and
was scheduled to appear in the third and fourth films of the series. Other notable films include: A Late Quartet (2012), Moneyball (2011), The Ides of March (2011), Pirate Radio (2009), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Owning Mahowny (2003) and Patch Adams (1999). Hoffman entered rehab for heroin abuse last spring.

His family has released 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. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”

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  1. Chris Topher • February 2, 2014 @ 8:15 PM

    This makes me sick! This guy was in a lot of movies and has made a lot of money but that’s not enough for him. He still feels the need to do drugs. He wasn’t grateful for what he had in his life and now he’s dead. I don’t feel sad at all.

  2. Trisha • February 2, 2014 @ 9:35 PM

    Wow Chris Topher how very cold of you!!! Just because he made a lot of money doesn’t mean it wasn’t enough for him. They chose to be famous, yes, but the struggles and pressures that come with it are quite hard to face sometimes I’m sure….for a lot of stars they don’t chose to do drugs because they are ungrateful, they chose to do drugs because they feel it is their only escape. How selfish and disrespectful of you to be so narrow minded and assume he simply did drugs because he was selfish and his fame and money weren’t ‘enough for him’!!!

  3. true • February 2, 2014 @ 9:54 PM

    wow Chis you are very bitter. You have no idea what went on behind closed doors with him, you are in no place to judge. Everybody has struggles, it just so happens he dealt with his struggles differently than most, sadly. This is shocking to me though, i just watched one his movies a few days ago, this is very sad news

  4. AlliB • February 2, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

    What a waste! Don’t these people think about their children while they are sticking needles in their arms?!

  5. Winnebago • February 3, 2014 @ 1:58 AM

    There is nothing wrong with drugs. People take all these handouts from the doctor. People drink. So who cared if someone wants to do coke or heroin. I like speed and E myself.

  6. Unknown • February 3, 2014 @ 2:33 AM

    I agree with trisha and true. Chris you are such an asshole how dare you be so mean about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was dealing with his stuggles with drugs for a very long time. I wish his family the best. He was such a talented actor. Most men has there struggles in life that is how it is.

  7. SAMCRO • February 3, 2014 @ 7:21 AM

    The truth is, he had substance abuse problems coming out of college, it’s not like he just picked up the habit at the height of his fame. It was a daily struggle that followed him throughout his career. He fell off the wagon one time too many. A man with an addiction does not make him a bad man, just flawed. He will be missed.

  8. Sparky • February 3, 2014 @ 9:01 AM

    In this day and age we are educated enough to know the risks of drug use. As much as he was a great actor he was also a SELFISH IDOIT! To risk his life while being a family man all in the pursuit of a cheap high.

  9. jeth T • February 3, 2014 @ 9:01 AM

    I remember one day at work in 2000.Just saw over the weekend the movie The talented Mr.Ripley and couldn’t believe my eyes when i walked at the patient’s lounge and saw Phillip Seymour Hoffman sitting there reading the Toronto Star having a coffee and beside him by his feet stacks of books to read.I was frozen for a moment but I kept the admiration to this terrific actor all to myself.He was there while waiting to visit a friend who was dying.Hearing of his own death saddened me…RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman.Rest now in the arms of the Angels.

  10. Zuh • February 3, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

    He died of O/D’ing on heroine….. I doubt he’s with any ‘angels’ right now.

    What a waste.

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