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Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York

philip-seymour-hoffman-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-plutarch-heavensbeeMultiple sources are reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment this morning.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Oscar-winning actor’s body was discovered around 11:15 a.m. Eastern by screenwriter David Katz. The WSJ also says the New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death.

Hoffman won the Academy Award for best actor in 2005 for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the film Capote. His 20+ year career also included roles in Boogie Nights, The Talented Mister Ripley, Mission: Impossible III, Cold Mountain, Moneyball, Almost Famous, Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master. Most recently he appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and was filming the sequels to that film. He also received two Tony nominations for his work on the stage in True West and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.


  • Frank

    An amazing actor taken too soon. Sad and terrible news. My thoughts for his family and friends.

  • PaulL

    Sad news but really zero to do with comic books.

  • demoncat_4

    sad hollywood has lost a truely amazing talent that can never be copied. rip philip your legacy lives on.

  • Flip Maker

    Spinoff Online — the site you’re on — is a general entertainment Web site.

    As for the news itself, just tragic. Taken too early. What an incredible talent. My thoughts today are with his family and his children.

  • Frank

    Spinoff is into pop culture and Hoffman was currently filming the final two Hunger Game movies. I believe it’s relevant enough.

  • Frank

    What’s it to you?

  • The One and Only

    Surprise, drugs again.

  • Booty call

    Oh good answer!

  • gobot83

    really poor taste w/ this comment…definitely relevant.

  • Vizator

    Legitimate question.

  • Booty call

    Wow censorship? Really??? How pathetic.