The actor was found in his apartment with a needle stuck in his arms, according to some reports. He was known to have a heroin addiction. The New York Police Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are still investigating his death.
He was a father of three children with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell.
Hoffman earned an Oscar for his role as Truman Capote in 2005’s “Capote.” He was also nominated for Academy Awards his portray for his work in “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Doubt,” and “The Master.” He started his career in the 1990s with minor roles “Scent of a Woman,” “Boogie Nights,” and “The Big Lebowski” before garnering major leading roles in the past decade.
He was recently promoting indie film “A Most Wanted Man” at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, in which many film critics hailed his performance. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” recently wrapped production, but it is not known how much filming in the second part is completed with Hoffman.
We will miss Philip Seymour Hoffman for his many intense roles. Rest in peace.