Acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who is known for his performance on stage and in films died on Sunday, 2nd Feb 2014.
The 46-year old actor was found alone in his apartment in New York in an unconscious state.
Hoffman’s family issued a statement that said they were devastated by the loss of the star and were grateful for the love and support extended by all. The statement also asked people to respect their privacy as this is a tragic time and requested all to remember Phil in thoughts and prayers.
According to police sources, the actor passed away due to the overdose of an apparent drug. However, the medical examiner would find the real cause of the death. Hoffman has dealt with drug issues previously and also was on treatment for heroin abuse in May, last year.
Hoffman had an acting career for more than two decades and he grabbed an Oscar for his role as author Truman Capote in the movie Capote. He was also the Oscar nominee three times for best supporting actor for his films, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Master and Doubt.