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by Indiewire
February 2, 2014 1:39 PM
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Reports: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Master'

Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan report, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

The report says that Hoffman -- who was just 46 years old -- was found in the West Village apartment this afternoon and that the New York Police Department is investigating it. The New York Times is now reporting it was an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffman won an Academy Award for his work in "Capote" and found subsequent Oscar nominations for "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt" and "The Master." The actor was extremely busy as of late: He was just at the Sundance Film Festival two weeks ago with both "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket," while Showtime recently gave an order a half-hour comedy starting the actor, "Happyish" and Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal just joined his directorial effort "Ezekiel Moss."

More on this story as information becomes available.


  • jingmei | February 3, 2014 7:41 AMReply

    Extremely sad. One the greatest talented actor, a humble man. Great loss, hence we lose the opportunities of your works forever. R.I.P. Mr. Hoffman.

  • Deb hedges | February 2, 2014 11:27 PMReply

    A truly monumental actor who left us far too soon.

  • Julie | February 2, 2014 2:09 PMReply

    It was just reported on the main BBC news. RIP Mr Hoffman, you will be missed.

  • Nick | February 2, 2014 1:48 PMReply

    WSJ article seems to be have taken down. Let's hope that means it isn't true.