Esteemed and Academy-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was found in his Greenwich Village apartment at 35 Bethune Street earlier today, dead of an apparent drug overdose, but investigations are still underway. Hoffman, 46, checked himself into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction twice, the second time being just last year. He is survived by longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children.
Wall Street Journal reporter Pervaiz Shallwani is at the scene giving Twitter updates.
Official NYPD release confirming death of Philip Seymour Hoffman: pic.twitter.com/ioFHyZygpJ— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) February 2, 2014
Official: Philip Seymour Hoffman was in the apartment alone & had been collaborating w/ screenwriter David Katz, who found him & called 911.— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) February 2, 2014
Lionsgate's condolences: PSH "was a singular talent & 1 of the most gifted actors of our generation. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy."— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) February 2, 2014
LA Times writer Amy Kaufman has updates on Hoffman's work in the Mockingjay movies and a statement from Lionsgate:
Source close to Lionsgate says Hoffman's work as Plutarch Heavensbee was "substantially complete" on "Mockingjay: Part I."— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 2, 2014
Per source close to production, Hoffman had seven days remaining to shoot on "Mockingjay: Part 2."— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 2, 2014
Hoffman's death will not affect the release date of first or second "Mockingjay" film, says source close to Lionsgate.— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 2, 2014
Hoffman's next project was a series with Showtime. Their statement:
Statement From Showtime Networks: Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation's finest and most (cont) http://t.co/HxaKMXgDR1— Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) February 2, 2014
We'll continue to update this page as the story develops.
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