Phillip Seymour Hoffman has died at the young age of 46, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read on for the sad facts on the amazing actor the world has lost.
1. Hoffman Died in His Apartment
— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) February 2, 2014
The academy-award winning actor was found dead in his West Village apartment at 35 Bethune Street this morning, according to The Huffington Post.
2. His Body Was Reportedly Found By David Katz
My neighbor is Phillip Seymour Hoffman. This is the scene outside his apartment. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/LZWjLSMQrH
— Cory Cole (@CoryCole) February 2, 2014
Apparently, Hoffman’s body was found in the bathroom of his fourth floor apartment in the Pickwick House around 11:15 a.m. by screenwriter David Katz. Upon finding Hoffman, he then called 911.
Wall Street Journal: Screenwriter David Katz found Philip Seymour Hoffman unresponsive this morning, called 9-1-1.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) February 2, 2014
Hoffman is survived by his costume designer wife and three children.
3. He Was Discovered With a Needle In His Arm
According to WSJ:
The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death.
Nonetheless, several sources, including TMZ, are reporting that the cause of death may be a drug overdose as Hoffman’s body was reportedly found with a needle in his arm. TMZ writes:
Details surrounding his death are unclear … but the actor had struggled with drug problems … most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May … Hoffman had been clean for 23 years but fell off the wagon in 2012.
4. The Media Has Surrounded Hoffman’s Home
— Matt Guariglia (@mguariglia) February 2, 2014
5. He Won An Academy Award for Capote
In 2005, Hoffman won an Oscar for Best Actor in the movie Capote. Have a look at the above clip to see Hoffman in his most memorable movie role.