Philip Seymour Hoffman, the versatile Oscar winner and star of Capote and The Hunger Games franchise, was found dead today. The revered actor was the victim of an apparent overdose. He was 46.
New York City police discovered the actor’s body in the bathroom of a Greenwich Village apartment, a needle sticking out from one of his arms, according to The New York Post.
Twitter quickly filled with industry peers and critics mourning the great actor’s passing.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman #Irreplaceable
– Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) February 2, 2014
– Joe Dante (@joe_dante) February 2, 2014
So sad to hear about the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. A brilliant actor. Very kind on the few occasions I met him.
– Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) February 2, 2014
Shocked to hear of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.
– Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman – truly one of the greatest screen actors ever. Incredibly sad.
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the greatest actors of his generation. A genuine loss to the arts.
– Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) February 2, 2014
The actor slipped effortlessly between supporting and starring roles, bringing intensity to performances in Doubt, Magnolia and Boogie Nights. He even showed the occasional flair for comedy, swiping scenes in the 2004 Ben Stiller vehicle Along Came Polly.
The actor most recently earned an Oscar nomination for his mesmerizing turn in the 2012 drama The Master.
Hoffman told the press he had dealt with addiction issues while in first studying drama, and as recently as May of 2012 entered rehab to confront the issue anew.