So sad. The Oscar-winning actor was found dead at his New York City apartment on Feb. 2 from an apparent drug overdose.
On Feb. 2, we lost one of this generation’s most renown actors — Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his West Village, New York City apartment, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was 46 years old.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46
At the moment, details remain pretty slim about Philip’s death. As of now, the cops are calling it an apparent drug overdose, according to the New York Post. Philip’s body was found at around 11:30 a.m. by a friend; he reportedly had a needle in his arm at the time.
Philip has admittedly had issues with drugs before, and he reportedly checked himself into rehab in the last year for heroin abuse.
“He really couldn’t kick his addiction but was very good at hiding it and making it look like he was defeating his demons,” a source close to Philip told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Legacy
The Rochester, New York native is easily one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood. Besides winning an Oscar for best actor for his role in the 2005 movie Capote, he dazzled in pretty much every role he took on. And his acting always carried a considerable measure of power and wrought emotion.
Some of his most well-known roles include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Master, Doubt, Charlie Wilson’s War, and a particularly surprising turn as the villain in Mission: Impossible III.
Philip’s sudden death is extremely tragic, and it’s sure to shake Hollywood to its core. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
— Andrew Gruttadaro