Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014
R.I.P. Philip Seyomour Hoffman, 1967-2014

R.I.P. Philip Seyomour Hoffman, 1967-2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an Academy Award-winning actor, considered one of the greatest of his generation. Like many great dreamers: Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Richard Pryor and Billy Holiday, whose sensitive nature shined so bright that their hearts could’ve been light bulbs, Hoffman illustrated and projected the human condition. He exemplified real emotions in imaginary circumstances. His whole body transformed for each role he played over his two decade career.

Hoffman was found dead in a Manhattan apartment on Sunday from an apparent drug overdose. According to Police, and at Hoffman’s own admission, he’s had a history of drug abuse that, for many years, seemed to be behind him. An investigation into his death is underway.

His most recent role was in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, where he plays Plutarch Heavensbee, the head game maker.

Hoffman is survived by his partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three children.

View his filmography here.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from Happiness (1998).

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. The Microscopic Giant » Swoon talks about her mother’s addiction
    February 8, 2014

    […] addiction couldn’t be anymore potent, especially given the recent passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose. If you or anyone is dealing with addiction, there’s absolutely no […]

  2. DJ Zobe
    February 3, 2014

    PSH talks about his struggles with addiction on 60min circa 2006. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/philip-seymour-hoffman-gets-candid/

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