We have some tragic news out of New York City as Oscar-award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was reportedly found dead in Greenwich Village in Manhattan Sunday morning from an apparent drug overdose. A personal assistant reportedly found Hoffman in the bathroom of his apartment located at 35 Bethune St. with a needle still in his arm. The assistant dialed 911 at approximately 11:30 AM and police are currently at the scene investigating, according to The New York Post.
Hoffman had a history of drug problems, including a ten-day stint in rehab last year. From TMZ in May:
Hoffman — who struggled with substance abuse in the past but kicked the habit for 23 years — fell off the wagon more than a year ago. He tells TMZ it started slowly with prescription pills, and recently escalated to snorting heroin.
Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote in which he played the title character Truman Capote. Hoffman received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012). He also has three Tony Award nominations for his work in the theater.
Hoffman was 46 years old.