Skip to comments.Sources: Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent drug overdose
Posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:51 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
(CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
Hoffman, 46, was found in the bathroom of the fourth-floor apartment, the sources told CNN.
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What a waste. He was a talented actor.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
My day is ruined-—I loved him and would see anything he was in.
A great actor.
He’s admitted to heroin addiction previously. Supposedly, there is a mix of heroin and Fentanyl out there. It has been causing deaths in the MD and PA areas. He may have gotten his hands on some of it.
Quick: there is a celebrity job to fill!
I only watched a few of his films, but he was very good.
Sorry to see addiction claim another, he knew the rules, I guess fame and fortune isn’t all we think it might be. Guess he was a tortured soul.
I’ve seen him portray Philip Seymour Hoffman in Red Dragon, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, and Catching Fire. In Capote he portrayed Truman Capote. I haven’t seen enough of his films to truly come to any conclusions on his acting abilities.
“Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” was a favorite of mine.
What a waste. Hoffman was a very gifted actor.
He was great as Artie Howe, though I always wondered if he was just being himself there.
How did he “lose you”? You do understand he was acting, right? (Very well, in my opinion).
Give me a minute and I will find out if true.
Just ping’d two friends and need to them.
Waiting on another who knows everything
Sensed trouble coming, had this one covered:
Two other friends know him pretty well and checking .....
Noooo! I loved him in The Talented Mr. Ripley and Mission Impossible: 3. How awful. And he did a great job in Capote.
Several bags of heroine found and a needle still in his arm..what a waste
...Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead
with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm
inside a Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday...
Year - Title
1991 - Law & Order
1991 - Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
1992 - Szuler
1992 - My New Gun
1992 - Leap of Faith
1992 - Scent of a Woman
1993 - Joey Breaker
1993 - My Boyfriend’s Back
1993 - Money for Nothing
1994 - The Getaway
1994 - The Yearling
1994 - When a Man Loves a Woman
1994 - Nobody’s Fool
1995 - The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
1996 - Hard Eight
1996 - Twister
1997 - Boogie Nights
1997 - Liberty! The American Revolution
1998 - Culture
1998 - Montana
1998 - Next Stop Wonderland
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1998 - Happiness
1998 - Patch Adams
1999 - Flawless
1999 - Magnolia
1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley
2000 - Titanic 2000
2000 - State and Main
2000 - Almost Famous
2001 - The Party’s Over
2002 - Love Liza
2002 - Punch-Drunk Love
2002 - Red Dragon
2002 - 25th Hour
2003 - Owning Mahowny
2003 - Cold Mountain
2004 - Along Came Polly
2005 - Strangers with Candy
2005 - Empire Falls
2005 - Capote
I’ve never heard of him and I don’t recall seeing any of those films.
Confirmed by two friends who know him.
What a waste ....
Very sad loss.
Wonder where the heroin is coming from.
Yep. A shame.
Wikipedia has been updated.
Big Lebowski was pretty good.
is that the movie where the guy runs around in a bathrobe drinking white russians?
And I did see “Twister”, also, but his role must have been unmemorable in it.
“Hes admitted to heroin addiction previously. Supposedly, there is a mix of heroin and Fentanyl out there.”
Fentanyl is very, very powerful. A possible overdose to my elderly mother in law, sent her to the emergency room.
A relapse by an addict alcoholic is nothing to be surprised about.
But there are also many addicts/alcoholics in the entertainment world, with long term sobriety.
Sir Anthony Hopkins, Eric Clapton, Robert Downey Jr., Alice Cooper, John Williams, Sir Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bill Ward etc.
Others entertainers with sobriety have relapsed including Mel Gibson, Stephen Tyler, Nick Nolte, etc.
Too bad about Hoffman. He was among the most talented actors of this time.
Yes, he was the guy (in Big Lebowski) who played the butler and got really nervous when the white-russian drinking guy in the bathrobe started handling all those pictures on the wall. Classic.
What an accomplishment!
On IMDB he claims his favorite role was the one he played in 'Magnolia'. I loved that film, and I thought he did an amazing job in it.
At one point he has to look out the window and see it raining frogs after his client had just died. The look on his face was priceless.
Same here, I liked him, but after seeing the same him several times, some of it wore off.
A rich man in his 40s dying with a dope needle in his arm, to me he telegraphed some sort of prideful arrogance that didn't bode well for his future, this doesn't shock me much.
I guess he won’t be pretending to be Howie Carr, during any possible future movie/TV series about Whitey Bulger.
Wonder if he Sharted?
I’ll never be able to watch “Twister” again without crying!!!!
Another dead druggie. Cry me up a storm.
I recently got to know a man who has fought heroin addiction for years. He told me that it costs less than $10 for the amount of heroin a new user would need.
Red Dragon was really good, he was also in Mission Impossible 3 and Catching Fire.
Not sure if this is going to effect Mockingjay as I’m not sure what if any part he was going to play in it.
Twister was one horrible performance (worst of his career) in a stupid movie. Other than that, admired his work.
Yes, he was talented. Surprised he was only 46—he looked like he was in his late 50s.
Guess a heroin addiction will do that to you.
I remember Mission Impossible 1 and 2, but not 3
What was Red Dragon and Catching Fire about?
I got SLAMMED on Freerepublic when I expressed sympathy for Brad Renfro when he overdosed. It’s always tragic when someone CHOSES to end their life this way.
“Guilt” with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams - fantastic performance as a priest. RIP
He was genius in that role and deserved an Oscar.
Just think, if he had spent his money on having a good life and not on drugs, he would be alive and enjoying life.
He’s going to miss the superbowl
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