Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

philip-seymour-hoffman_3502852 Academy-Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday (February 2), according to police sources.

The New York Police Department, along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, has confirmed that the exact cause of death has been determined as a drug overdose.

As New York Post reports, the 46-year-old was found by his friend David Bar Katzat around 11.30 in the bathroom of his West Village apartment in Manhattan with a syringe in his arm and two small bags of suspected heroin were found in his home.

“I saw him last week, and he was clean and sober, his old self,” Katz told the New York Times.  “I really thought this chapter was over.”

phillip-seymour-hoffman-hunger-games-catching-fire_3964594CNN, citing a police official, reported that the actor was last seen alive at 8pm on Saturday and had been expected to pick up his children on Sunday but never showed up.

Back in 2006 Hoffman talked about his substance abuse issues in an interview with ’60 Minutes’, saying that the addiction began when leaving college. “It was all that drugs and alcohol, yeah, it was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all,” he said.

Philip managed to stay clean for 23 years but checked into rehab again in 2012 after using drugs again.

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One response to “Philip Seymour Hoffman dies”

  1. Shawn says:

    R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffamn! Very sad loss and what a poor reason to leave this world. People, look around, what drugs do with us! Never get into taking drugs, never think there is an easy way out! Drugs just give a feeling of being high when you are really very low. Why would such a talented person leave the world so early? We miss you, Philip!