news//PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN DIES OF DRUG OVERDOSE



Legendary stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning in his New York apartment. The actor was 46 years old.

Hoffman rose to prominence in film roles including Twister and Boogie Nights and led his career through an astounding array of notable films like Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Savages, and his Oscar-nominated roles in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, The Master, and his Oscar-winning turn in Capote.

He's most recently been featured in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and has completed the next installment.

According to his IMDb profile, Hoffman attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1989. Through his work in indie films, Hoffman was also known to mainstream film audiences in movies like Along Came Polly and Mission: Impossible III. He is also an avid stage performer, having been nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Actor (Play), True West (2000), Best Actor (Play), Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003), and Best Actor (Play), Death of a Salesman (2012).

The actor famously dealt with drugs throughout his adult life, even entering rehab for drug addiction last year.

The actor recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival for two films: A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket. He also was preparing to direct the film Ezekiel Moss, to star Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Hoffman was married to costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. The two have three children.

Authorities are currently investigating his death. It appears to be a drug overdose of heroin. More details to come soon.

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