At 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose. Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin, the official said.
“It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” the official said. “The syringe was in his arm.”
Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2005 film “Capote,” and is remembered in such films as Twister, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, The Master and of course Along Came Polly –RAINDROPS!!
Philip had undergone treatment for drug addiction in the past, and spoke in interviews about “falling off the wagon” last year after remaining clean for 23 years.
By around 2 p.m, more than a hundred people had gathered outside the address where the actor was found, in a brick apartment building on Bethune Street.
“He’s a local. He’s a fixture in this neighborhood,” said Christian McCulloch, 39, who said that he lives nearby. “You see him with his kids in the coffee shops, he is so sweet. It’s desperately sad.”
Thanks for all the memories, Philip. You will be greatly missed.