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 Oâ€™Donnell.
Hoffman earned an Oscar for his role as Truman Capote in 2005â€™s â€œCapote.â€ He was also nominated for Academy Awards his portray for his work in â€œCharlie Wilsonâ€™s War,â€ â€œDoubt,â€ and â€œThe Master.â€ He started his career in the 1990s with minor roles â€œScent of a Woman,â€ â€œBoogie Nights,â€ and â€œThe Big Lebowskiâ€ before garnering major leading roles in the past decade.
He was recently promoting indie film â€œA Most Wanted Manâ€ at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, in which many film critics hailed his performance. â€œThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay â€“ Part 1â€ 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.