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Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014   by: Donna Hopper

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was reportedly found dead today in his New York City apartment.

The Wall Street Journal, citing local law enforcement, reports that the death is under investigation by the New York City Police Department and the cause of death has yet to be determined.

In a 60 Minutes interview, Hoffman admitted to struggling with substance abuse as a younger man and checked himself into a rehabilitation program shortly after graduating from NYU.

He remained sober until a relapse saw him return to rehab in May 2013.

Hofman broke into the Hollywood scene in 1992, appearing in four feature films that year including Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino.

His body of work includes a diverse cast of characters in a number notable films, including Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, Owning Mahowny, Mission: Impossible III, Charlie Wilson's War, and Moneyball.

It was his portrayal of Truman Capote in 2005's Capote that solidified his already impressive career.

For that role, Hoffman received 24 awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

He most recently appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and was working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2.

Hoffman was 46 years old and leaves behind his partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children.

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right wing 2/2/2014 2:29:04 PM Report

Philip Seymour Hoffman...wow, sad, a great character actor, one of my favorites.
iamtc 2/2/2014 3:23:21 PM Report

Who is this guy does he have any ties to the Sault besides on drugs
Dead End Kid 2/2/2014 3:38:10 PM Report

That's cold.
right wing 2/2/2014 3:40:55 PM Report

...and completely rude and ignorant.
Tag33&1/3rd 2/2/2014 3:43:02 PM Report

Geeez! He has won Oscars and a lot of awards also multiple nominations.
Its a shame!
catmom 2/2/2014 4:07:26 PM Report

He was one of my favourite actors. I am so saddened to read of his death. His acting talents would have undoubtedly been showcased in many more films. He is gone too soon.
gutterduster 2/2/2014 4:37:06 PM Report

I'm with IAMTC.....another overdosed actor.....who cares. This isn't even real news.
GrammaDingbat54 2/2/2014 4:53:54 PM Report

@iamtc and gutterduster:

Even though you don't care about him, be respectful! Geezus.
my70monaco 2/2/2014 5:01:19 PM Report

God must love stupid people! He made so many of them.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
right wing 2/2/2014 5:14:55 PM Report

gutterduster

You must feel great knowing that there is a least one other cold and callus person to share such a unfeeling view point.
Sociopaths are alive and well among us....
justsomeguy 2/2/2014 5:47:07 PM Report

"Algoma's friendliest city"...
Dead End Kid 2/2/2014 6:51:52 PM Report

Because of his profession many people knew who he was. No one is saying that he was better or worse than anyone else.
Tag33&1/3rd 2/2/2014 7:09:06 PM Report

A little extreme Mr.Duster!
Dead End Kid 2/2/2014 7:28:12 PM Report

The unofficial cause of death is suspected heroin overdose.
sunnie 2/2/2014 8:34:21 PM Report

What is it with some people?
I myself have enjoyed his acting and so yes, I do find this news worthy. RIP
Now for those of you that have nothing better to do then come on here with negative comments. Keep them comming, I enjoy some comic relief on occassion.
iamtc 2/2/2014 10:27:50 PM Report

Agree with gutter
sunbun 2/3/2014 6:08:12 AM Report

How dare you disrespect the dead?! You don't have the RIGHT to trash talk someone you don't know, nor do you have the right to judge them or their struggles!! Just because his story made the press and other tragedies didn't doesn't mean you should be opening your pathetic, self-righteous mouth about it.
jojoe71 2/4/2014 9:25:09 AM Report

The more info that comes out ; I'm starting to think that this man was depressed and deliberately took his own life...suicide. They found many bags of heroine in the bathroom with him.he was separated from his wife.you would think that being a millionaire and a gifted actor ; but mental health problems has no boundaries. We see it evident in all walks of life. The big losers are his children who will carry this memory the rest of their lives. It's over for him......but just starting for them....very sad.
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