The CAPOTE actor has died aged 46

Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his New York apartment today. Hoffman is survived by his long term partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three children. He was 46.

After building a career in the theatre, Hoffman’s breakthrough film role was  in SCENT OF A WOMAN; he went on to make a name for himself with excellent turns in supporting roles before being found to be an engaging and charismatic leading man. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, for his role in CAPOTE. Lauded for both his dramatic and comic talents, Hoffman starred in over 50 movies, including BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA, THE MASTER and THE BOAT THAT ROCKED.

Hoffman recently attended the Sundance film festival with his latest indie drama GOD’S POCKET, and will also star in the upcoming A MOST WANTED MAN. Having battled addiction and been clean for 23 years, Hoffman spoke of ‘falling off the wagon’ last year.

We, at Movies.ie, send our sincere condolences to Mr Hoffman’s friends and family, and thank Phillip for bringing such joy into our cinema-going lives. RIP, sir.