Breaking: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies
February 2, 2014 - 11:36 am
Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in an apartment in New York. He was 46.
His portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote won him numerous awards for best actor, including the Oscar. He also received three Tony nominations for his work in theater.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose at a Manhattan apartment, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com.
The NYPD responded to an apartment in the West Village shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday morning, the source said.
“The Hunger Games” actor has amassed an impressive portfolio of roles going back to the early 1990s, when he first appeared on the hit, New York City-based show, “Law & Order.”
He has since gone on to appear in notable movies like “Scent of a Woman,” “Boogie Nights,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Almost Famous,” “Capote,” “Mission Impossible III,” and “Moneyball.”
Hoffman, 46, has been nominated for four roles for an Academy Award, winning a single time for his portrayal of journalist Truman Capote, author of, “In Cold Blood.”
Hoffman was filming the third installment in the immensely popular Hunger Games trilogy, in which he plays the character Plutarch Heavensbee.
The New York Post is reporting that Hoffman was found in the bathroom with a needle in his arm. He had struggled with drug addiction early in his career and then had a relapse last May.
Hoffman was a hugely talented actor, whose repertoire of characters was astonishing. Stone-cold killer (Law and Order episode), goofy kid (Twister), wisecracking CIA agent (Charlie Wilson’s War), and an immoral preacher (Cold Mountain). Good guys, bad guys, crazy guys, gay, straight — Hoffman played them all and played them with an eye for nuance and depth.