Hollywood Mourns Death of Oscar-Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hollywood Mourns Death of Oscar-Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman

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.

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.