Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan West Village apartment Sunday morning, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Hoffman was 46.
Sources told the Wall Street Journal that Hoffman was found in the bathroom of the fourth floor apartment. At time of print, the New York City Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the award-winning actor’s death.
According to another publication, the New York Post, a friend of Hoffman’s found the actor dead around 11:05 am. Police told the magazine it is believed Hoffman died of a drug overdose. A hypodermic needle was found in his arm. Hoffman has been open about his battles in the past with substance abuse.
Hoffman left behind one son and two daughters. The actor has starred in many acclaimed films. He received nominations for his roles in Doubt, The Master, Charlie Wilson’s War and Empire Falls. Some other notable films Hoffman starred in are The Big Lebowski, Mission Impossible III and Almost Famous.
In 2005, Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of journalist Truman Capote in the biopic Capote.
His most recent film appearance was in the 2013 science fiction film Hunger Games: Catching Fire.