Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose
Academy awarding winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose, according to multiple reports. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is reporting that the exact cause of death is unknown and New York Police are investigating. The New York Post reports that the actor was found with a hypodermic needle hanging out of his arm.
Hoffman began his career in small but powerful independent films, and started to gain prominence with indelible roles in films such as 1999’s “Happiness” and 2000’s “Magnolia,” where he shared the screen with notable Hollywood actors such as Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, and Julianne Moore.
Always turning in powerful performances, Hoffman quickly became a highly respected character actor and went on to star in films such as “Almost Famous,” “Punch Drunk Love,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
He won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the eccentric gay author Truman Capote in 2005’s “Capote.”
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