Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away…


Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after suffering a suspected drugs overdose.

One of the most-highly regarded actors in America, Hoffman won a series of awards including a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2005 film Capote.

Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich village apartment on Sunday morning.

New York City Police Department is at the scene and investigating.

He was 46 and leaves behind his wife, the costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and three children.

Watch some of the best moments from Philip Seymour Hoffman’s career here.

Hoffman had previously undergone treatment for heroin use and dependency to pills but sources close to the Hollywood star said he was struggling to beat his addiction.

Last year it was reported he had fallen off the wagon 23 years after he first quit booze and drugs, fearing his substance abuse would kill him.

The Capote and Boogie Nights star left a clinic on the east coast of America in May last year where he had spent 10 days being treated.

Hoffman started using prescription drugs in 2012 before moving on to heroin.

Although insisting he only used the class A drug for a week he said he realised he needed help and checked himself into rehab.

On leaving the centre he thanked a “great group of friends” for helping him kick the habit

Hoffman, who has a 10-year-old son and two young daughters, struggled with substance abuse and alcoholism in the past.

Speaking previously of his battle with the booze, he said: “It was pretty bad.

“And I know, deep down, I still look at the idea of drinking with the same ferocity that I did back then. I was young, I drank too much.”

He said at the time of he had had more money he would not have survived his addictions

He added: “I think back at that time, if I had the money, that kind of money and stuff, I would have died.”

Police said they were investigating a death at the actor’s home on trendy Bethune Street after being alerted at around 11:15 am


12 Responses to “Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away…”

  1. still can’t believe this chameleonic great character actor is gone. what an extraordinary range and depth he had. rest in peace, philip seymour hoffman, you’ll be terribly missed:(


  2. Very sad! Drug overdose once again after Sunanda Pushkar.


  3. rahultyagi Says:

    Can’t begin to say how sad I am. He was easily my favorite actor. Can’t remember a single movie of his where he didn’t completely captivate me by his performance.



  4. tonymontana Says:


    Time to revisit Capote


  5. Rajenmaniar Says:



  6. How can these people be so foolish? They appear so intelligent when they speak and then do something as stupid as this and die. Gone too Soon.


  7. The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other people — troubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characters’ souls, was our generation’s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.

    He was Truman Capote, in his Oscar-winning turn, and the rock-critic sage Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. And the affable priest accused of pedophilia in Doubt, and the obnoxious interloper in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Also the off-puttingly genial leader of a cult in The Master, and the obscene phone caller in Happiness. Not to forget the porn-film gofer with the too-tight T-shirts in Boogie Nights, and the tabloid snoop who gets fricasseed in Red Dragon. Plus Plutarch Heavensbee, whose Cheshire Cat smile conceals no end of connivance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On Broadway he played Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman, Eugene O’Neill‘s Jamie Tyrone and both brothers in Sam Shepard’s True West.

    Read more: Philip Seymour Hoffman Appreciation by Corliss: Death of the Master |


  8. Mis4Margaret Says:

    Amazing isnt people lead their lives..create art..implode..survive…or not..too many gone too soon over the years.


    • Shocking! RIP Seymour Hoffman…

      He stood withIN the films he worked in (rather than ‘standing out’) in a good way & fully inhabited those roles (totally diverse).
      And was equally comfortable with handling the silent pauses as well as the verbal performance…

      Ps: Good point by Margaret –the problem with ‘addictions’ (of all types) is that it’s difficult (unlikely) that one ‘outgrows’ them …
      Usually they get the better of oneself ..(it’s less to do with ‘creating art’ here–more about ‘addiction’)…


  9. 72 packets of heroin discovered in his apartment!
    Such a shame.
    Last film with him I saw is Moneyball. A really talented actor!


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