Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC

2 By Jason Matthew

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died of an apparent drug overdose. Seen most recently in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, he was found dead in a New York City apartment. Hoffman struggled with addiction, having been clean and sober for 23 years before falling off the wagon and checking himself into rehab in 2012. Hoffman was 46 years old at the time of his death. He won the Academy Award in 2005 for his role of Truman Capote in “Capote” and was also an accomplished director.

 

Law enforcement is still investigating Hoffman’s death, but apparently evidence of injectable drugs was found at the scene. He was found in the bathroom of his fourth floor apartment in the Pickwick House at about 11:15 a.m. by screenwriter David Katz, who called 911, police stated. A hypodermic needle and two glassine envelopes supposedly containing heroin were found.