Oscar winner and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, found dead at 46. Sources have confirmed that Hoffman was found dead Sunday in a New York City apartment of an apparent drug overdose. On February 2, 2014, Hoffman was found dead by his friend, playwright David Bar Katz, in the bathroom of Hoffman's West Village, Manhattan office apartment. According to the New York City Police Department, the death appeared to be drug-related
The website, TMZ, states that Hoffman was found in his bathroom in his boxer shorts, with a needle sticking out of his left arm. We're told police found 10 glassine envelopes, 2 of the envelopes had heroin, the others presumably were empty.
Philip had been clean from drugs for the past 20 years. His relapse began in 2012, news reports claim he was in the process of re-entering rehab for his addiction.
TMZ broke the story of Hoffman going to rehab. In a online post the site claims “We were told he did it as a preventative measure because he was getting close to a major relapse.” A source involved in Hoffman's treatment now tells TMZ, ” The actor said at the time he was on the brink of becoming a heroin IV user and wanted to nip it in the bud before that happened.”
Hoffman was an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor as well as three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.
Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves behind a son Cooper, and two daughters, Tallulah, and Willa. The past fifteen years of Hoffman’s life were spent in a relationship with the mother of his children with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.