Breaking News: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC Apartment [UPDATED]

Breaking News: Phillip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC Apartment

Utterly heartbreaking news to report: actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for his role in “Capote,” was found dead in his New York City apartment today, allegedly from a drug overdose. According to investigators, he was found with a syringe in his arms and an envelope believed to contain heroin. Hoffman had struggled with drug addition in the past and last year, he checked himself into rehab for heroin addiction. Hoffman was 46 years old and is survived by his partner, Mimi, and three children. [NY Post]

Hoffman’s family released the following statement about the actor’s untimely death:

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”

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