Tragic Loss: Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies Of An Apparent Overdose

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Another tragic loss.  One of the greatest actors of our generation, Philip Seymour Hoffman, apparently took his own life on Sunday morning. You may remember Hoffman from his remarkable performances in films like, The Master, Doubt, Capote, Twister, Scent of A Woman, Almost Famous and Along Came Polly. The father of 3, has openly discussed his struggles with drug addiction.  He was 23 years sober and last year, he slipped and began doing drugs again.  He was supposed to be recovering and in addition to starring in the 2 Hunger Games sequels, that are set to come out later this year, he also signed a deal for his own show called, Happiness.  Suicide is never the answer.  We’re so sorry for the devastating loss.  We’re sorry for his children, his partner of 15 years and his adoring fans. May he finally R.I.P.

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According to MSN:


Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46.

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The officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were also found with Hoffman. Those items are being tested.

The law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about evidence found at the scene, said the cause of death was believed to be a drug overdose.

Hoffman — no matinee-idol figure with his tubby, lumpy build and limp blond hair — made his career mostly as a character actor, and was one of the most prolific in the business.

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The stage-trained actor’s rumpled naturalism made him one of the most admired performers of his generation. He was nominated for Academy Awards four times in all.

Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint at a rehabilitation facility.

The law enforcement officials said Hoffman’s body was discovered in a bathroom by a friend who called police and his assistant.

His family called the news of Hoffman’s death “tragic and sudden.

“”We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone,” Hoffman’s family said in a statement.

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