The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. He was found in the bathroom of his home in New York on Saturday, reports indicate that he had injected a lethal dose of heroin; the needle still hanging from his arm and a yet undermined quantity of the class A drug nearby. The Oscar winning actor who was born and raised in New York, will be remembered for his roles in blockbusters such as The Big Lebowski, Mission Impossible III and most recently the Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which he was in the process of filming a later instalment of.
Many will remember him for arguably his most prominent role in the film Capote, where Hoffman played the leading role of Truman for which he received 23 awards including an Oscar. The actor who had never waited longer then a four year period without being nominated for the Academy Award, was reportedly fighting a long standing battle with drug addiction spanning the past 20 years. Hoffman leaves behind his partner Mimi O’Donnell and his three children. He will be missed by both fans of his theatre and film work, his family, friends and co-stars.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, 23rd July 1967 – 2nd January 2014
Success isn’t what makes you happy. It really isn’t. Success is doing what makes you happy and doing good work and hopefully having a fruitful life. If I’ve felt like I’ve done good work, that makes me happy. The success part of it is all gravy.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
By Christopher Thomas