Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (Photo: CNN)
NEW YORK — Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award and the Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama for his leading role in the 2005 film “Capote.”
He was nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars, for “The Master,” “Doubt,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
Hoffman also had well-documented drug issues throughout his career. In 2006, he publicly admitted that his substance abuse issues began shortly graduating from NYU’s drama school, and that it had taken rehab for his condition to improve
However, Hoffman reportedly relapsed and checked himself into rehab again for 10 days in 2012.