On Sunday, Feb. 2, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead, allegedly, in his Manhattan apartment due to a reported drug overdose. As of now, there has been no comment from his representative nor official word from his family, but the New York Post and Wall Street Journal have reported that the 46-year-old Capote and Hunger Games star has died. It's extremely sad news, which is only made worse by how unexpected it is. Is Philip Seymour Hoffman really dead? Is his death a hoax? Unfortunately, as more and more details emerge, it seems like Hoffman indeed, has passed.
The Journal reports that a law-official confirmed Hoffman was found at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan at 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning by a screenwriter, who then called 911. Police and a medical examiner are on the scene investigating. The cause of death remains to be determined, but the Post reports it was an apparent drug overdose. CNN is saying it was from heroin, and that he was found with a needle in his arm.
The actor had openly admitted he struggled with substance abuse and after years sober, checked himself into rehab in 2012 after an apparent relapse. An autopsy will be performed and the results are expected in a few weeks.
As news of Hoffman's death spreads, fans are reluctant to believe what's happened. Some took to Twitter to express their disbelief. If only news of Hoffman's death was a hoax...