Sad news on passing of a admired actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman was found dead at the age of 46 in his West Village, Manhattan apartment. According to the New York City Police, he died of an apparent drug overdose of heron and it is said the needle was still in his arm. It has shocked and saddened many of the Hollywood Stars and fans across the globe.
Hoffman attended the 1984 Theater School at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. After graduating from Fairport High School, he attended the Circle in the Square Theatre’s summer program, continuing his acting training with the acting teacher Alan Langdon.
He earned a BFA in drama in 1989 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, he was a founding member of the theater company the Bullstoi Ensemble with actor Steven Schub and director Bennett Miller. Soon after graduating, he went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction and he said he remained sober until May 2013, when he entered a detox facility after relapsing.
In 2005, Hoffman received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film Capote. His performance received numerous accolades and awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In addition, he was awarded Best Actor by at least ten film critic associations, including the National Board of Review, Toronto Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics.
Hoffman had a longstanding relationship with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell. They met while working on the 1999 play In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, which Hoffman directed. They had a son born in 2003, and two daughters, born in 2006 and 2008. They have asked for privacy but to respect his legacy of what he had left behind him and the twitter tributes are coming in from all the stars that knew him. He will be missed as to a great actor and RIP MR Hoffman.