Oscar-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday morning. Law enforcement officials believe the cause of death was a drug overdose due to packages of heroin found near his body. 46-years-old at the time of his death, his body was found by a friend in a Greenwich Village apartment after attempts to reach him went unanswered. A syringe was in his left arm, empty plastic packages were found in a nearby garbage can, and over 50 bags of heroin were inside his apartment.
It’s a sad ending for a revered talent. Hoffman, known for roles in such films as Charlie Wilson’s War, Boogie Nights,
Nominated for an Academy Award three times for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2005 for the biographical film Capote. He was nominated for three Tony Awards for his theatrical work, having made his feature film directorial debut in 2010 with Jack Goes Boating.