Philip Seymour Hoffman Passed Away Today

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Feb. 02, 2014

This is pretty sad news.  Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment this morning with a needle in his arm and a packet of what officials believe to be heroin.  He had been treated for drug addiction in the past and said to press that he recently had fallen off the wagon after remaining clean for 23 years.

Hoffman's Greenwich Village apartment where his body was found.

Hoffman, best known as the groggy-voiced actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal as Truman Capote in Capote and a nomination for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master became an inevitable great talent with his early performances in Scent of a Woman and Boogie Nights.  I could listen to his laugh as Brandt from The Big Lebowski on a constant loop and always thought he was the stand-out performer in Twister, even from my first viewing at the Showplace 4 theater in Farmington, Missouri back in 1996.  Frankly, I'm just really bummed out about this.

He was truly an amazing performer, and one of the greatest this or any other generation has seen.  He is survived by his three children.

-Todd Spence (twitter)

163 comments
Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher

He didn't pass away, he OD'd like a rock star...

Tom Smith
Tom Smith

Dopers get what they deserve in the end, they fall off their pedestals and crash. Amen.

Valeasaz
Valeasaz User

I'm not going to mourn the drug overdosed death of some heroin junkie. Sorry.

Syed-Ahmed-103
Syed-Ahmed-103 User

Selfish man! my sympathies go out to his family, again proves money and fame means nothing. Time to to appreciate what we have and got to lose.  

Syed-Ahmed-103
Syed-Ahmed-103 User

Selfish man! my sympathies go out to his family, again proves money and fame means nothing. Time to to appreciate what we have and got to lose.  

Ron-Wilson-38
Ron-Wilson-38 User

He didn't PASS AWAY. He freaking killed himself. Bet his children are devastated over his selfish and stupid act.

justhefacts
justhefacts User

Once a hype, always a hype. 

mascoma
mascoma User

Hater gonna hate, Wait until drug addiction affects one of their lives, their tune will change.

Barry Bates
Barry Bates

How many celebrities use drugs to enhance their lives and performances.of art?? sad news .Whats the World coming to. ???

JohnnyIshootstuff
JohnnyIshootstuff User

Drug addicts OD.  Who cares.  He made choice to put a needle in his arm.

Lisa Carter
Lisa Carter

let's pray for the people he left behind

SHlTTER
SHlTTER User

Fucking bummer.

William Porter Saenz
William Porter Saenz

Thank you for one of the only respectful comments in this entire thread.

Lisa Cald-Chap
Lisa Cald-Chap

Real nice people. Wait till you die ... There use to be a time when OD ing was romantic...I hope you live forever.that's the worst thing I can possibly say ...

Soberfoe
Soberfoe User

Junkies don't get the sophisticated full name pronunciation such as "Phillip Seymour Hoffman". It was just Phil Hoffman. I hope Jennifer Love Hewitt sees this and puts down her meth spoon.

KCjoker
KCjoker User

Great actor...but here's a suggestion...don't try drugs for a first time and you'll never OD.

jpreez
jpreez User

I Hope it was good shit and he went out happy!

Soberfoe
Soberfoe User

I had him in my dead pool. YES!!!!

BobFolsom
BobFolsom User

Sounds like most of you asshole really understand addiction. It's not a gawddamn lightswitch to flip on and off. To an addict or alchy, substances are not the problem, but the solution. Grow a heart you morons. Millions fight addiction every day, and most lose. A brilliant man is dead. Maybe your kids will be addicts one day so you can learn some compassion and empathy.

PJ Ytrehod
PJ Ytrehod

He didn't pass away. He tried pushing an entire deck of heroin into his veins and died on number 8 with the needle in his arm. Great actor. Better junkie.

Bryan Wong
Bryan Wong

All I know is that some of the greatest ideas and people came about because they were high. Look at the Bible you gotta be high to make shit up like that.

Jake Zwirn
Jake Zwirn

Clearly he was a Broncos fan #toosoon.

Ron-Wilson-38
Ron-Wilson-38 User

@mascoma Lost two of my 3 closest relatives to drugs. This guy is an idiot. If you are a Dad - you leave the dope alone.

FSUSucks
FSUSucks User

You must be high with a stupid comment like that? Romantic? ODing? You must be in seventh grade reading R&J. 

KCjoker
KCjoker User

Wow, you put a lot of effort to get to that bigoted opinion.

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