Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan by law enforcement officials. Hoffman had previously undergone treatment for drug addiction to heroin.
In 2006, Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Capote and in 2013 he won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for The Master. He also received three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Hoffman has starred as a supporting role in a series of noteworthy films, including Scent of a Woman, Twister, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Patch Adams, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous, Red Dragon, 25th Hour, Punch-Drunk Love, and Cold Mountain. He also won three Academy Award nominations for his work in Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt, and The Master. Hoffman also played roles in Mission: Impossible III, Owning Mahowny, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Savages, Synecdoche, New York, Moneyball, and The Ides of March. He also was nominated for three Tony Award nominations for his theatre work.
Hoffman is survived by his partner Mimi O’Donnell and the couple shared three children.