Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46 – Updated
Acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning.
The “New York Times” reports that Hoffman was discovered in his New York apartment by a concerned friend, and he is believed to have died of a drug overdose.
The 46-year-old star began his acting career more than twenty years ago, starring in films like “Twister,” “Boogie Nights” and “The Big Lebowski.”
His family released a statement (via "Entertainment Weekly"):
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers."
In 2006, he opened up to “60 Minutes” about his past with substance abuse, revealing that he entered rehab at 22 years old.
Hoffman is survived by his wife, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children. According to the “L.A. Times,” he reportedly relapsed in 2012 and checked into a detox center last spring.
Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote in 2005’s “Capote,” recently going on to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s lauded “The Master,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
Most recently, he joined “The Hunger Games” franchise as Plutarch Heavensbee in last fall’s “Catching Fire.”
Earlier this month, Showtime gave a series order to “Happyish,” a comedy series set to star Hoffman opposite Kathryn Hahn.