Sunday, February 2, 2014
Hunger Games Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman 46 found dead
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday he was 46 years old. Authorities suspect drug overdose as cause of death.
Hoffman won an Oscar in 2006 as best actor for his role in "Capote" and was nominated for three further Academy Awards.
Beside his body, authorities found a substance that resembles heroin. Cops responded to Hoffman's house in Manhattan's West Village after receiving a call from one of his friends.
"It appears to be an alleged overdose," cops told the media. He was found lying on the bathroom floor with a syringe in his arm, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, the cop added.
"Two glassine envelopes contained alleged heroin," another officer told AFP.
The release of the upcoming Hunger Games films will not be affected despite his death and having a week left of filming.
Sources said that Hoffman still has 7 days remaining to shoot on The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 2, in which he reprised his role of head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.
Shooting had wrapped on Part 1 and insiders insist the scheduled release dates of November 21, 2014, and November 20, 2015, respectively, will not be affected by his death.