While New York is preparing to host the Super Bowl tonight, some sad and heart breaking news has come out of manhattan as Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning.
Breaking: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in Manhattan apartment. http://t.co/tYCeELTJqc
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 2, 2014
Hoffman came onto the scene in the 90s and hit it big with roles in Paul Thomas Anderson films such as Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Hoffman hit his peak in 2005 when he took home the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Truman Capote, a win that shocked many who think that the late Heath Ledger should have won for Brokeback Mountain.
Nevertheless, Hoffman’s career was marked with great success, as he not only managed to win critical acclaim for his roles but he also managed to make a lot of money at the box office doing so. Hoffman’s career wasn’t a long one, but he no doubt left his mark on Hollywood.
Hoffman was most recently cast in a major role for the final two The Hunger Games movies among a slew of other roles many of his fans were looking forward to seeing him in.
No cause of death was given for Hoffman, and it’s far too early to speculate what happened. One thing that is certain is that Hoffman will be missed by all he worked with and by moviegoers he touched in his short but prolific career.
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