Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment. That’s all the news right now. Hoffman won a Best Actor Oscar for “Capote” and was nominated other times. He was maybe the best actor of his generation, the real thing. He leaves a partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.
This is heartbreaking. His friends and family are just getting the news now. One friend just old me that Hoffman had been complaining of various ailments recently. But there are drug issues. Hoffman was in rehab last year for heroin. No one could believe it. But as someone just said, he was an accident waiting to happen. Hoffman was 46.
Great performances: The Master, The Savages, Mission Impossible II, Jack Goes Boating, Ides of March. What a tragedy.