Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NY Apartment - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NY Apartment

Posted:

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Oscar for the film "Capote," was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday (February 02) of an apparent drug overdose, a New York Police Department source said.
 
The source said Hoffman, 46, was found dead after a friend of the actor placed a 911 emergency call. The source gave no further details but the New York Times, citing a law enforcement official, said investigators found a syringe in Hoffman's arm and an envelope containing what was believed to be heroin.
 
Born in upstate New York, Hoffman won an Academy Award for the 2005 biographical film "Capote," in which he played writer Truman Capote. He also received three Academy Award nominations as best supporting actor, for "The Master" in 2013, "Doubt" in 2009 and "Charlie Wilson's War" in 2008.
 
Hoffman burst onto the film scene after more than a dozen earlier roles, in 1997's "Boogie Nights," in which he played a lovelorn gay man in the movie about the porn industry.
 
While he appeared in blockbusters such as "Twister" and "The Hunger Games" series, Hoffman was more associated with the independent film world for his intense portrayals of often disturbing and complex characters in such films as "Happiness," in which he played an obscene phone caller, and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."
 
In the latter film he played a son who schemes to rob his parents' jewelry store, resulting in their deaths. But Hoffman could also play nice, as in "Magnolia," in which he played the role of an angelic nurse.
 
Hoffman spoke in the past of struggling with drugs, including a 2006 interview in which he told CBS he had abused anything he could get his hands on, and that he liked it all.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C., Part 2

    New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C., Part 2

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    Brian Plimack, who lives just behind the development, said the hotel is too much of a drastic change to the town's skyline.

    More

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    Brian Plimack, who lives just behind the development, said the hotel is too much of a drastic change to the town's skyline.

    More
  • Dover Police Announce Death of Officer

    Dover Police Announce Death of Officer

    The Dover Police Department says one of their own passed away yesterday. Corporal Thomas Hannon's death was a result of medical complications brought on after sustaining a leg injury in the line of duty in 2012.

    More

    The Dover Police Department says one of their own passed away yesterday. Corporal Thomas Hannon's death was a result of medical complications brought on after sustaining a leg injury in the line of duty in 2012.

    More
  • Crisfield Addiction Forum: Where Drugs Could Be Hiding At Home

    Crisfield Addiction Forum: Where Drugs Could Be Hiding At Home

Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices