The Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, passed away at his home in New York aged 46. He was found dead on the scene along with two small plastic bags and a substance suspected to be heroin. Hoffman has spoken in the past of his struggle against drug addiction.
Among some of his memorable films include his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in Capote (Oscar and Golden Globe award), Doubt, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Master. Other films include The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and Charlie Wilson’s War amongst others.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was currently working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Happyish, (both TV productions) while A Most Wanted Man and God’s Pocket are due in the cinemas this year.
Hoffman will be dearly missed by his fans, a great loss for cinema.