Tragic: All you need to know about Hollywood actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, found dead in his New York apartment

by Oge Okonkwo

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Oscar winning Hollywood actor,  Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away.

According to sources, Hoffman, popular for his role in Hunger games was found dead  on Sunday with a needle in his arm from heroin overdose in his Manhattan apartment.

Police are currently investigating his death. They were alerted around 11:15 a.m.

Daily News reports:

Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah.

Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film “A Most Wanted Man” during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah.

A source said Hoffman was found alone with a needle in his arm in the bathroom of the apartment. Sources said the actor used heroin.

Hoffman, was born in Fairport N.Y. a suburb of Rochester N.Y. suburb and graduated the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989, according to his IMDB page.

 
This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Philip Seymour Hoffman, right, and Rachel McAdams, front, in a scene from the film, "A Most Wanted Man," which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 

 

Hoffman was planning to direct “Ezekiel Moss” – a ghost story that was set to star Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepts the Oscar for best actor for his work in “Capote” at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles.

Hoffman recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of his movie  ‘God’s Pocket’ which also stars John Turturro and Christina Hendricks.

Hoffman is also set to star in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” which is currently filming.

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