Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away today at the age of 46.
According to law enforcement, the actors body was found at his apartment building in Manhattan, New York at 11:30 am this morning. A friend of Hoffman’s had made the terrible discovery when he went in to check on the actor. He was found on his bathroom floor.
New York police are currently investigating the death. At this time it appears that an apparent drug overdose is the cause, but an official autopsy will be conducted this week to determine the veracity of that suspicion. The actor had gone to rehab in the past to help treat his addiction to heroin.
Hoffman had just returned from Sundance where he premiered his latest films “A God’s Pocket” and “A Most Wanted Man.” He was set to start work later this year on the next chapter in the “Hunger Games” series. He is survived by his partner Mimi O’Donnell and three children.
In 2006 Hoffman was nominated for and won an Oscar and Golden Globe for his work on “Capote”.