Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman unfortunately passed away at the age of only 46. Hoffman was a highly appreciated and successful actor and an Academy Award winner.
Well known for his role in Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in numerous movies throughout the years. The actor was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan, on Sunday.
Reports indicate that the cause of death of the famous actor has actually been drug overdose. A source from the New York police claimed that Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on the floor of his bathroom. Emergency Medical Service workers went on the scene of the events after an emergency 911 call. Unfortunately, there was nothing that they could have done for Seymour.
Now, the police is trying to determine what really happened, but it seems that the actor had an overdose and this is what killed him. Hoffman was found with a syringe in his arms, while the cops discovered two small plastic bags in the apartment that contained heroin. Naturally, this only sustains the hypothesis that the actor died because of drug abuse.
Hoffman seems to have suffered from substance abuse for quite some time now. At least, it is well known that he had struggled with such issues in the past. Hoffman spoke about his problem with drug abuse in an interview, dating back to 2006.
Back then, the actor said that he took anything he could get because he just really liked it. Although Hoffman said that he managed to overcome the addiction, last year the actor checked into a rehabilitation program for about 10 days.
However, the actor’s family refused to make any statements at this point regarding the actor and his potential issues with drug addiction. A rep for his family claimed that this “is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.” The statement also added that everyone is devastated with this loss.
If the hypothesis of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death is confirmed, this is not the first time when a famous actor is found death after an overdose. The events actually remind of the death of famous actor Heath Ledger, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment in 2008. The cause of his death was an overdose.