Variety had reported that last May, Hoffman had completed a detox program for substance abuse including snorting heroin. According to the New York Times' report by writers J. David Goodman, and Emma G. Fitzsimmons, he had struggled with alcohol and drugs as a young man, and told "60 Minutes" on CBS in 2006 that he had been sober since he was 22.
Hoffman will be forever immortalized in the films he made, and the awards that he took home with him over his long career as an actor. He his survived by his son and two daughters, and his partner Mimi O'Donnell.
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014.