Sunday, February 2, 2014

Industry News: Philip Seymour Hoffman Passes Away

It saddens me to no end that another American Great has tragically passed. ABC News officially confirmed that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment this morning. At the young age of 46, Hoffman had already found himself among the best performers in Hollywood. Having won an Academy Award for his turn in Bennett Miller's Capote, Hoffman was also received Oscar Nominations for roles in The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson's War.

My admiration for Philip Seymour Hoffman can't be overstated. I could spend hours dissecting all of his wonderful performances from Boogie Nights to Almost Famous and even his hilarious work as Sandy Lyle in Along Came Polly. I have such respect and admiration for each fine role he so brilliantly brought to life, making this a truly sorrowful day. I fondly remember trekking from Philadelphia all the way up to Boston just to catch his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. Philip Seymour Hoffman will certainly be missed, and always remembered.

UPDATE: TMZ reports Hoffman has passed from a drug overdose at the age of 46.

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