Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy award for his performance in the motion picture “Capote” eight years ago, has been found dead in his New York City apartment, according to Yahoo! News on Sunday. Philip Seymour was only 46 years of age.
The “Capote” actor was found dead in his West Village apartment in New York City at 12 p.m. ET. While the official cause of death is unknown, it was reported that he had possibly died of a drug overdose. He was found with a needle in his arm and there was heroin at the scene of his death. The New York Medical Examiner will do an examination of the body on Monday.
Reportedly, David Katz – a playwright – found the actor.
In a statement, Hoffman’s family asserted that they are devastated by the loss of their beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received from everyone. They said that this is a tragic and sudden loss, and they are asking that their privacy during this difficult time be respected.
Hoffman was challenged with an addiction to heroin and was checked into a rehab facility in May of 2013.