Phillip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead
In breaking sad news this morning it has been confirmed that Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday night in New York City from an apparant overdose. It has been reported a needle was found near his body. An assistant was trying to get hold of Hoffman when he couldn’t he then went to the Greenwith apartmant to find him dead.
Details surrounding his death are unclear … but the actor had struggled with drug problems … most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May. The New York Post is reporting heroin was found in the apt and Hoffman was on the bathroom floor in his underwear when he was found.
TMZ broke the story of Hoffman going to rehab. We were told he did it as a preventative measure because he was getting close to a major relapse. A source involved in Hoffman’s treatment now tells TMZ … the actor said at the time he was on the brink of become a heroin IV user and wanted to nip it in the bud before that happened.
Philip Seymour Hoffman had an amazing career spanning such films as Capote, Sallinger & Money Ball and has most recently been seen in the Hunger Games franchise. Another Hunger Games will be released later in the year starring Hoffman.