News: BREAKING: Spike Lee's "25th Hour" Co-Star, Famous Hollywood Actor Dead At 46
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 2:23PM
Hollywood has lost a star in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, most known for roles in movies like Spike Lee's The 25th Hour and Capote, as reports claim he has passed away at the age of 46.
Reports of the actor's passing have started to scatter across the Internet Sunday (February 2).
Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said. The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film, "Capote." (Wall Street Journal)
Despite the growing speculation, there is no official word on what caused his passing.
A cause of death had not yet been determined, the official said, but it appeared to have been the result of an overdose. A woman answering the phone at Mr. Hoffman's New York production company declined to comment. "I don't have a comment at this time on that, thank you," she said. (New York Times)
Reports claim up until last year Hoffman had remained drug-free.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the actor was found Sunday morning inside a Greenwich apartment ... and they're still on scene investigating. Details surrounding his death are unclear ... but the actor had struggled with drug problems ... most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May. As we previously reported ... Hoffman had been clean for 23 years but fell off the wagon in 2012. (TMZ)
The late actor is most known for his award-winning big screen performances.
The acclaimed actor is best known for his outstanding performances in films like "The Master," "Doubt," "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Capote" -- for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2005. (Huffington Post)
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