With an incredible track record of acclaimed films and numerous awards under his belt, Academy Award winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was tragically found deceased in his New York apartment on Super Bowl weekend. The 46 year old actor was reported to have been preparing to spend the day with his kids. When he didn’t show up, suspicion rose and investigation ensued. Hoffman was discovered dead at his apartment with a syringe in his arm. This brought about the indication that a drug overdose was the probable cause of death. Investigators also discovered mass amounts of heroin and various prescription drugs present in his apartment.
In the hours and even days after his death, actors, comedians, and celebrities have expressed their undenying sadness and grief for one of Hollywood’s best actors. Big names such as Whoopi Goldberg, Dean DeHann, Seth Rogan, Viola Davis, and others have expressed their shock and emotion to the news.
In terms of the projects that Hoffman had lined up and were currently filming, Hoffman was just about to finish up his run in The Hunger Games Mockingjay films. Lionsgate Studios released a statement reporting that Hoffman had completed all of his scenes for Mockingjay Part 1 and only had a week left of filming for Part 2. The studio insisted that the tragic death will not gravely effect the outcome of both upcoming installments.
As the world remembers one of the great actors in Hollywood, Philip Seymour Hoffman is survived by his wife Mimi O’Donnell along with his three children, son Cooper and daughters Tallulah and Willa.