Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday morning of what appears to be a drug overdose.
According to law enforcement, the actor, who won an Academy Award in 2005 for his role in Capote, was found in the bathroom of his 4th floor suite with a hypodermic needle still in his arm.
Sources tell the NY Post that last month, Hoffman appeared “out of it” while attending the party for his film God’s Pocket at the Sundance Film Festival. The actor has struggled with substance abuse in the past but according to reports has been clean for 23 years.
After news broke of the actor’s tragic death, celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences:
Jennifer Lawrence: “Oh my god all my thoughts and prayers go to Philip Seymour Hoffman friends and family rip”
Gabrielle Union: “Noooooooooo!!!!! Simply put… One of the greats! Rest in peace”
Whoopi Goldberg: WTF!!!!philip-seymour-hoffman-found-dead-in-his-apartment, a truly great actor… Gone.. I hope someone says hey whoop it’s a hoax.. R.I.P
Chelsea Clinton: Very sad to read of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing. Keeping his family & friends in my thoughts.
Avril Lavigne: My prayers go out to Philip and his family. We lost such an amazing and a talented actor. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman!
Hoffman had three children with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell; Cooper, 10; Tallulah 7, and Willa, 5.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”
It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.
It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.
He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”
Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.
The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.
During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”
Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”
As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”
Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.
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