Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his apartment. He was 46.
The Oscar-award winning actor’s body was discovered at his Manhattan apartment earlier today, the New York Police have confirmed. It is suspected that a drug overdose is the cause of death.
He won the Academy Award, along with a host of other awards, for his role in Capote, and also appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He will be seen in cinemas later this year in Mockingjay – Part 1.
The Hoffman family have released a statement;
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone.
“This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”