Good God, is it possible? I just got this bulletin from CNN:
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
Hoffman received the Academy Award for best actor in the film “Capote.”
He was 46.
His death, but not the cause, was verified by the New York Times. The New York Post, however, reports that his body was found with a needle in his arm. Hoffman had been in rehab, and had earlier admitted to “substance abuse.”
He was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won the “best actor” award for his fantastic performance in “Capote”, which you must see if you haven’t. I recently saw him in “The Master”—also a great performance. I wish he’d stuck to something like marijuana: it’s too much talent gone too early for a lousy reason.