Academy Award Winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead earlier today of an apparent drug overdose, though officials have not confirmed a cause of death. Read on for the facts on the sad news.
1. Hoffman Was Found in His NYC Apartment
Official: Philip Seymour Hoffman found in bathroom of his apartment by a screenwriter, who called 911. http://t.co/ykk2EGdso1
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 2, 2014
Hoffman was found in his New York City Apartment on Feb 2, according to the Wall street Journal. His apartment is located in the West Village of Manhattan.
In the Vine below, police are telling reporters to clear the area.
2. Drugs Were Possibly Found at the Scene
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 2, 2014
No cause of death has been officially declared, but police statements claim a needle was sticking out of Hoffman’s arm and glass bottles were around the body, making it a suspected drug overdose of heroin. In 2006, Hoffman admitted to having problems with addiction.
3. Hoffman Was Awarded Best Actor for His Role in “Capote”
In 2005, Hoffman won the Oscar’s Best Actor award for playing Truman Capote, the real-life journalist who wrote the novel “In Cold Blood”. Above is his acceptance speech.
4. Celebrities Are Already Mourning Hoffman on Twitter
I am sad on so many levels about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. Losing him this way is absolutely tragic.
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) February 2, 2014
Have a look at some of the tweets that Hoffman’s fellow actors have posted online, mourning the death of their comrade.
We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 2, 2014
Hoffman’s latest role was in The Hunger Games Trilogy, which is still filming. There has been no commentary from officials involved with the production.
5. Hoffman’s Apartment Has Been Swarmed By Fans, Reporters, And Police
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) February 2, 2014
Have a look at some of the photos of Hoffman’s street as the news of his death spreads.
— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) February 2, 2014