Celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday of an apparent drug overdose. According to reports, the Academy Award winner was found in an apartment in New York with a needle in his arm and a powder substance nearby that was believed to be heroin. He was 46 years old.
Hoffman had troubles with drugs in the past. He said he had remained sober for many years, and then sought help at a detox center after using heroin and prescription drugs last year.
Often regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, Hoffman was nominated for several Oscars for his supporting roles in The Master (2012), Doubt (2008) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). He won for his leading role in Capote (2005).
Hoffman is mourned worldwide as many considered him to be an Everyman, as he didn’t fit the typical profile of the major star that he truly was. His tragic death joins the long list of amazingly talented artists whose lives have been cut short due to substance abuse and addiction.
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