Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46; Drug Overdose Suspected

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In tragic news from the world of film today, acclaimed actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He passed away in New York City at the age of 46.

The Academy Award winner was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan this morning, according to the New York Police Department, which is investigating.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, although an overdose is expected. According to TMZ, authorities found a needle in Hoffman's arm.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover
Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of Rolling Stone. R.I.P.

The New York Times is also reporting that police Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin.

The suspected overdose hasn't been confirmed, but Hoffman had struggled with drug problems, checking himself into rehab for heroin addiction in May.

He had been clean for 23 years before relapsing in 2012.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported on his death, he was discovered alone in the bathroom at 11:30 a.m. in his 35 Bethune Street apartment.

Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award and the Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his leading role in 2005's Capote.

A renowned and respected thespian, he was nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for The Master, Doubt, and Charlie Wilson's War.

Hoffman was most recently seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment in the blockbuster Hunger Games series adaptation.

He was set to star in two more installments, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is set to come out in November, with Part 2 set for 2015.

Hoffman has three children - daughters Tallulah and Willa (born in 2006 and 2008) and son Cooper (born in 2003) - with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.

Our condolences go out to them as we remember an actor who was truly one of the best of his (or any) time and the master of every role he took on.

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@ tomharry

Who gives a shit...

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Another celebrity gone too young because of a drug overdose. Heroin kills! Don't understand how people who have everything and it's not enough.

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I think society needs to take mental illness more serious. Maybe if he went to talk to someone he wouldn't have turned to drugs because h would have been prescribed the proper medication for whatever he was suffering from (anxiety/depression) whatever it may have been. Very sad that this is happening more and more.
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What an idiot.

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so who cares now?

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@ Mister+Baja

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Such awful news!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman's acting was TRULY EPIC!!!!! My condolences to his family.

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Sorry to hear another artist gone too soon from drug abuse. Gifted actor gone.