NEW YORK, February 2, 2014 – Sources report that Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in his West Greenwich Village apartment on Bethune St. Contacted by a friend at approximately 11:15 a.m., New York City police arrived at Seymour’s home and reportedly found him dead with a needle still in his arm, the victim of an apparent heroin overdose.
Hoffman appeared in numerous high-profile films during his career, including “The Hunger Games,” “Moneyball,” and “Almost Famous” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Most notably, he won an Academy Award as Best Actor for his eerily spot-on performance as controversial writer Truman Capote in the 2005 film “Capote.” The movie focused on the events surrounding the author’s creation of his controversial bestselling “nonfiction novel,” the murder chronicle entitled “In Cold Blood.”
Hoffman has been in and out of trouble associated with drug abuse over the years. Reportedly he had undergone detox for substance abuse as recently as 2013, after having remained clean for a number of years.
Hoffman will appear—posthumously now—in the latest installment of the “Hunger Games” saga, which is set for release in the fall of 2014.
No further details were available as of this writing.