Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead at 46in his New York City apartment of an apparent drug overdose. Reports say Hoffman has had a problem with snorting heroin, and last May even did a 10-days in a rehab program. He has struggled with drug abuse in the past, but reports say he had been clean for almost 23 years. The actor is survived by three children — Cooper, 10, Tallulah 7, and Willa, 5 — with costume designer MimiO’Donnell.
Hoffman won the Oscar for best actor for Capote in 2006. He also has had four total Oscar nominations. Hoffman began his acting career in 1991. He appeared in many notable films, such as Scent of a Woman (1992) with Al Pacino, Twister (1996) with Helen Hunt, Boogie Nights (1997) with Heather Graham, The Big Lebowski (1998) with Jeff Daniels, Patch Adams (1998) with Robin Williams, Magnolia (1999) with Tom Cruise, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) with Matt Damon, Almost Famous (2000) with Kate Hudson, 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Cold Mountain (2003). He starred in the summer blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He will reprise the role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, set for a November release. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II is currently filming. The Hollywood community has already begun an outpouring of tweets about the actor, and he will be missed.
I don’t even know what to say. RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman. — Tricia Helfer (@trutriciahelfer) February 2, 2014
OMG. just heard Phillip Seymour Hoffman died. God rest his soul and give strength to his family. He was such an incredible talent and force — Sarah Shahi (@onlysarahshahi) February 2, 2014
Oh no 🙁 RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. Such very sad news. — Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) February 2, 2014
Shocked to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.(RT w/correction)
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 2, 2014