Phillip Seymour Hoffman Is Dead at 46
Ugh, this is a really terrible loss. Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in New York City, according to The New York Post. Hoffman was 46 years old.
The New York Post says that Hoffman died of a drug overdose and was found with a "hypodermic needle still in his arm." Hoffman suffered a history of substance abuse, and reportedly checked himself into rehab in 2012. Other news outlets say the actor's cause of death has yet to be determined.
Hoffman was set to headline Showtime's upcoming comedy Happyish, a trailer for which was shown to reporters at the recent Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, where it was met with universal praise. In 2005, Hoffman won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Capote; he later earned Best Supporting Actor nominations for Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, and The Master. Hoffman was also part of the Hunger Games film series and the big-budget blockbuster Mission Impossible III.
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