R.I.P: Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 3, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Tragic, tragic news this morning. The Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment.

According to the New York Times, David Bar Katz, a friend of Hoffman’s, found the actor at his apartment in Greenwich Village at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; he’d gone to check on his friend after he was unable to reach Hoffman. Law enforcement investigators believe the cause of death was due to a drug overdose. Those called to the scene found a syringe in the actor’s arm, two packets of what they believe to be heroin nearby and five additional empty plastic envelopes in a trash receptacle.

He will be missed.

The full report from the Times can be found here.