Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, the New York Police Department said.
Hoffman, 46, was declared dead at the scene after being discovered unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Police sources say that Hoffman had a syringe in his arm and that they recovered two small plastic bags containing substances suspected of being heroin.
As one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film “Capote,” Hoffman had been struggling with substance abuse for years and had recently checked himself into rehab.
Hoffman is survived by three children with his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell.