Academy winner Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in apartment

Academy award winning Hollywood actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, Feb 02, 2014. The New York police said that he died due to drug overdose.


The actor famous for his role in the film “Capote,” was suffering from drug addiction. He was found in an unresponsive state on the bathroom floor of his apartment by police.

New York Police spokesman said that Hoffman was found with a syringe in his arm. They also recovered an envelope which is being suspected to contain heroin.

Hoffman is well known for supporting roles. The 46-year-old actor was nominated for Academy Awards in Best Supporting Actor category for “The Master” in 2013, “Doubt” in 2009 and “Charlie Wilson’s War” in 2008. He also starred in “The Savages”, “Moneyball”, “Mission Impossible III”,”Cold Mountain” and “Scent of a Woman”.

He was more also associated with the independent films and is known for playing complex characters in movies like “Happiness” and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”. He also had three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.

He is one of the widely admired American actor of his generation and also known to struggle with addiction. In 2013 he checked into a rehabilitation program to overcome the addiction.

He was playing Heavensbee Plutarch in the blockbuster “Hunger Games” series. He completed majority of his scenes in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”