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.”