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Old 02-02-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46 - ABC News

American actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46.
The Academy Award winner was found in his Manhattan apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan this morning, according to the New York Police Department, which is investigating.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award and the Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama for his leading role in the 2005 film "Capote."

He was nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for "The Master," "Doubt," and "Charlie Wilson's War."

ETA: Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said. http://nypost.com/2014/02/02/philip-...his-apartment/

 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My husband just told me. I was shocked! He was a great actor. R.I.P.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Didn't know he had a previous drug problem. Very sad since he was an excellent actor and had so much going for him.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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He's been known to have a long-standing heroin problem. He went to rehab last year.

Report: Philip Seymour Hoffman entered rehab for heroin sniffing | Fox News

There were rumors that he was on the stuff again on various gossip sites recently.

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/20...-snorting.html

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Shocked! He was a great actor who not only acted, But fully embodied the characters he played. RIP. Gone too soon.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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What the heck?! WOW!!!!
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Ugh. Just heard this. So sad - what a loss of talent.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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What a waste, drugs are the devil he was a very talented actor too.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Very tragic. He was one of the best actors out there .
 
Old 02-02-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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awful news. He was one of my favorite actors. RIP

I really hope it wasn't drugs...
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