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 WarDoubt, 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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I remember seeing him in Capote. But I thought he was older than 46.

RIP.
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I was so genuinely shocked and saddened to hear of his death on the news last night; especially as he was so young. I always thought of him as one of the few that Hollyweird hadn't broken. He was such a truly wonderful talent, and I always tried to see him in whatever films he made. My, personally, favourite role was the Count in 'The Boat that Rocks' - he was the Count. His talent will be much missed and my sincere prayers and thoughts go out to his poor family at this terrible time..
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RIP He was on of the best :(
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A great actor who was consumed by terrible demons. Hopefully his children will remember their beloved father and his acting legacy and their time with him instead of the way he chose to die. Very Sad.
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omg, just dropped my coffee.
horrible loss!
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My heart stopped for a moment when I saw this. Truly a sad day. May he find his peace beyond this life.
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R. I. P. What a world? Ur story u left behind will live on
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Great actor.

Don't do drugs kids!
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R.I.P. Matress Man, and R.I.P to all the others who've died tragically but aen't famous enough to get public sympathy.
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unreal....I was hoping it was a hoax.

before the devil knows you're dead is a brilliant movie...check it out!
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I finished watching the game, went to TMZ I think, and heard it...

God, it is so sad. Feeling so bad for his kid.

RIP Philip - you will not be forgotten.
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had no idea he was only 46
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R.I.P. to a wonderfully talented man. You will be missed, Mr. Hoffman. It's tragic that drugs have taken another life...
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what the shit?! i dont accept this
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a shame, an incredibly fine actor. he will be missed.
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It's sad to be sure, made more sad by the circumstances of his death. I'm just so tired of hearing about people dying from ODing, it might be callous but I find it hard to actually care about them when their death is from their own stupidity. Everyone in hollywood is always talking about bullshit causes, how about they try to help their fellow performers and try to do something about drug addition? I know some people do but not enough, more celebrities care about PEDA than stuff like this, quite possibly because they're all using drugs too. I just find it hard to give a damn anymore, it's a real shame, he was a talented guy, but we all have to lay in the beds we make sooner or later. Yet another celebrity dies from overdoes, and everyone's too afraid to come off as a dick to try to make something of it, to try to make it matter, to draw attention to the fact this was a man that might have been helped and there are more people like him out there that still can be but we're all too afraid to speak up.
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I agree that the problem has become tragically common, but I would also add the point that addiction often happens in a different context nowadays. It's not always about stupidity or "bad people." Addiction and eventual overdose do not only happen to party animals or people that make bad choices. Addiction happens to people across all walks of life, arising from the most innocent of circumstances. All it takes is one injury or surgery to introduce a law abiding average joe to Vicodin or Oxycontin. Then throw in a genetic predisposition to addiction (or even without!), and you have a recipe for disaster. The prescription pill problem has swollen to such an epidemic that America has millions of new heroin addicts who don't fit the classic "street junkie" image of the 80's. These are people who became addicted to these powerful pills prescribed to them for a legitimate purpose (notwithstanding over-prescribing issues), discovered after awhile that they couldn't afford to support their habit and even afford enough drugs to stay well, and switched to heroin as a cheaper alternative. I agree that there should be a more concerted effort amongst celebrities - but also amongst regular, middle Americans - to address this tragic problem. I don't want to promote any particular organization, but I'll encourage everyone who wants to get involved to do some google searching and you'll find some organizations dedicated to this problem.
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You are right but you could have a bit more compassion. Addiction is a terrible disease that people struggle with for their entire lives.
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Too sad; a very good actor who I didn't see enough of chiefly because we didn't share the same taste, or maybe it was his agent that picked so many talk fests & chic flicks.
Sad to see he went in much the same way as Jerry Garcia did, that is not long outta rehab & his head filled with the notion aof being cursed with a life long incurable disease.
If the 12 steppers actually effected some results their whole addiction is an incurable disease spiel might be justifiable, but when less than 5% of addicts stay on the straight & narrow for 5 years or more, the cost of having the other 95% wandering round brainwashed into thinking there is no hope is just too damaging.

One of the obits I read this morning quoted Hoffman as saying he believed he had a lifelong disease, combine that with the low tolerance to drugs of a 'clean' addict & the odds of disaster occurring such as that which befell Seymour Hoffman are too high.

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funny how most of the celebs I admire the most die from overdoses or suicides ::shrug:: Oh well.
I'll really miss what he gave to my world, but I have no sympathy for his manner of exit from it
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This is just...awful news. R.I.P. Mr. Hoffman. You will be missed terribly.
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This is really tragic. Addiction kills! It's really sad to see that even these people whom we refer to as "Celebrity" still have such problems. We all think, shit you've got SO MUCH money and success why do drugs, right? It looks like "success" and "celebrity" means very little to a lot of them. I mean Phillip was a father to 3 young children!
This is proof that addiction doesn't discriminate and even the "rich and famous" get sucked up into it. Perhaps it's also a testament to how unhappy they really are?
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First James Avery and now this! RIP
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No!

Not him, not now. He was one of the greatest talents so far.
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I liked Hoffman. RIP. I like him a little less now that the cause of his death seems pretty clear it was an OD, but still.
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I heard this when I woke up in the morning, then it was only considered to be a rumor, perhaps even a hoax, I still wish it were so...
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I still can't believe it... I was so shocked to hear that. We've lost a great actor, one of my favourites.
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May he rest in peace.
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Warning Strong language
but it's very funny.

R.I.P.

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This is a shocker!We lost yet again another actor to drugs.He was at the top of his acting career and who knows what acting wonders he would have accomplished if his life wasn't cut so short!Very sad news!R.I.P.Mr.Hoffman!You will be missed but not forgotten.
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R.I.P one of my favourite actors.
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Shame. He was a talented guy.
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Awful news. RIP
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Terrible news. RIP
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This is sad:(
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To be honest, I wasn't really a fan of him
- shame on me - I barely even noticed him in movies :(
But in this position I now can say this:
Not his roles will be missed, but the great person behind them-
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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sad news... may he rest in peace.
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I think I'm in shock! This is terrible news. He was one of the greatest actors I've ever had the privilege to watch. He will be sadly missed.
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This is quite sad. The first movie I ever saw of his was Scent of a Woman. Love that movie. Also loved him in Along Came Polly - First time I ever heard the word "Sharted" - He was such a good actor. My thoughts to his family and friends.
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So, so sad. A man at his peak. He still would have had time and talent to nab another four Oscar nominations. But at least he lived.
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From the outside it looked like Philip Seymour Hoffman was at the top of his game and riding the crest of the wave. Everything to live for. Clearly he did not see his life in the way his fans did. I wish he could have. This tragedy might have been avoided. These losses will never ever make sense... I hope you find your peace Mr Hoffman.
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WHAT! This is devastating news. Such an incredibly talented guy and so so young. As an actor his range was practically unlimited. I was eagerly looking forward to his new show. This is a real tragedy.
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He never ceased to impress me with his acting. He'll be missed.
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I was stunned to see his passing, he was such a passionate actor and 46 is pretty young. That said, he did seem like the type of tortured artist who could turn to heroin, so hearing he may have OD'ed isn't as surprising as I would have expected. Shocking loss none the less, he was a natural talent and felt like he was still blooming, decades into his career.
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A universal loss.
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Terrible loss... :( All my thoughts to his family and friends.
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"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool."
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Yeah this is a really really shit loss :(
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HFS. A sad loss of a great talent. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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:(
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WTF...totally ruined my day...
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OMG I loved some of his characters. So sad. RIP
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