Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose, according to law enforcement officials.
The 46-year-old was found in his Manhattan apartment after a friend called emergency services.
While the official cause of death has yet to be determined, the New York Post reported that he was found with a hypodermic needle in his arm and heroin was found inside the apartment.
Hoffman battled substance abuse in past – last May he revealed that he completed a stint in rehab for his drug abuse, which included prescription drugs and snorting heroin. At the time, he spoke about “falling off the wagon” after staying clean for 23 years.
The actor, who was known for his roles in Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski and his Oscar-winning portrayal of writer Truman Capote, most recently appeared in The Hunger Games series.
Hoffman is survived by his long-tim partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children – Cooper, 10; Tallulah 7, and Willa, 5.
Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time.
Below is a clip from the 78th Academy Awards in 2006, when Hoffman was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor: