Acting Legend Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Phillip Seymour Hoffman black and white46-year-old Philip Seymour Hoffman – one of the rare actors who starred almost exclusively in critically-acclaimed films – died today in his New York apartment of an apparent heroin overdose.

Sources for TMZ say the Oscar winner (for Capote, in 2005) and father of three was discovered early Sunday “in his boxer shots, with a needle sticking out of his left arm.”

Hoffman admitted to struggling with a heroin and pill addiction and entered rehab for his addiction last year after being clean for over 20 years.

Out of the many celebrities who commented on his death, Russell Brand was one of the few to mention drugs. “Love and prayers for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family. Addiction kills, I hope all who need it have access to abstinence based recovery,” Brand wrote on Twitter. 

Lionsgate has said that the role of Plutarch Heavensbee will not have to be recast for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 or 2, as the majority of his scenes were finished.

My favorite movie of his was probably Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, where he orchestrated the robbery of his family’s jewelry business, but I also loved him in Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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