Posted in movies | music on February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the greatest actors of our time - known for many great films like Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Almost Famous, Capote and many more, has sadly passed away at age 46.

The Academy Award winner was found in his Manhattan apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan this morning morning, according to the New York Police Department, which is investigating. [ABC News]
The NY Times says...
Investigators found a syringe in his left forearm, at least two plastic envelopes with what appeared to be heroin nearby, and five empty plastic envelopes in a trash bin, the official said.

"It's pretty apparent that it was an overdose," the official said. "The syringe was in his arm."

On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Hoffman's family released a statement saying: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers."
[NY Times]

Rest in peace, Philip. Your contributions will never be forgotten

Watch a clip of Philip as Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous", below...

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Comments (110)

sources say the fatal blow was an overdose of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:22 PM

PLEASE BE A HOAX

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:23 PM

Was way too young. Fellow Paul Thomas Anderson fans will feel this especially hard.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:24 PM

wow a great actor, bummer.

Posted by tin veil | February 2, 2014 2:27 PM

RIP

This is a real shame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:34 PM

heroin is never your best friend…

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:35 PM

seriously one of the greatest ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:36 PM

Music?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:41 PM

RIP Brandt

yes, he was one of the greatest.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:42 PM

@ 2:41

He was good friends with DIIV

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:48 PM

Gone too soon, such a shame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:52 PM

major bummer. rip

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 2:58 PM

Wow, that doesn't make any sense, so fucking unfair. RIP Philip

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:17 PM

Where many of today's "actors" are celebrities first (and maybe only), he was a true actor with rare gifts and breadth, in film and on stage.

Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:24 PM

The Master!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:25 PM

Didn't know this was TMZ

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:27 PM

speedball on superbowl sunday

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:42 PM

3:27PM

How is reporting the death of an actually talented actor akin to bullshit utterly vapid tabloid filth?

Odd negativity on your part.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:43 PM

***RIP*** Phillip, every time I shart, I will think of you...

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:50 PM

you'll be missed scotty

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:53 PM

Nice Along Comes Polly reference 3:50p

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:57 PM

"I'm a baller!"

RIP Sandy

Posted by K | February 2, 2014 4:06 PM

@ 3:17 what doesn't make any sense?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 4:07 PM

RIP. a major loss.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 4:12 PM

Heroin is for assclowns.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 4:40 PM

Junkie

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 4:45 PM

Idiot

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 5:07 PM

if you wanna ride don't ride the white horse.

fucking sick to my stomach right now.

just shows that no amount of skill, success, money, notoriety, family, etc. will keep someone bent on killing themselves from succeeding. I loved all of his performances, but fuck Phil why did you listen to those voices?

turn to God in the day He can be found.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 5:39 PM

Heroin—if properly used—does no long term physical damage to the body. People can stay on heroin, morphine etc for years with no ill effects. It is the fact that it's illegal and often cut so people have no idea what they are actually injecting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:11 PM

^
OD, ya loser.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:28 PM

^ I will NOT! Because I use properly. So BUZZ OFF PRUDE.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:48 PM

Keep lying to yourself, you've never done anything else, right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:52 PM

how many decks?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:54 PM

Will the band that stole his name please break up now?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:57 PM

That's that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 7:40 PM

where can I get some of that shit that killed him?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 7:41 PM

heroin is for losers. if you do heroin, you are a loser, I don't care who you are

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:36 PM

RIP. Dope fiend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:44 PM

***URGENT*** Actor Yes, but DID HE LIKE OUTKAST?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:54 PM

When I heard the news, all I could think of was that scene from "Punch-Drunk Love."

"SHUT UP SHUT SHUT UP SHUT UP!" SHUT UP!"

RESPECT.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 2, 2014 8:56 PM

Yeah 8:36. We live in a world where Phillip Seymour Hoffman is a loser... but you, cubicle keyboard warrior, are not. Because he used heroin and you didn't. This is why absolute arguments like yours make no sense... wait for it... you fucking loser.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:58 PM

We can't all resist that sweet, sweet vein gravy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:10 PM

***SHART***

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:17 PM

fentanyl

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:24 PM

So many memorable PSH moments because he was great even in shit movies. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:42 PM

Ha Ha @ 8:58

yeah, we're all in cubicles on superbowl Sunday, you douchebag

go milk the fucking cows you imbecile, here don't forget the banjo, don't know when that city slicker geetar guy is gonna be back to jam on the porch with you

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:48 PM

So hurt in my heart over this. So disappointed that PSH would be a junkie. Mad talented by have to agree with 8:36, sadly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:58 PM

***NEWS FLASH*** 8:58 IS A LOSER!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:59 PM

PSH ... PH(eroin)SH ... PH(eroin)I(ntravenous)SH ... PHISH!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:07 PM

from genius to junkie in 5 seconds

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:08 PM

Pushing up the ante
I know you've got to see me
Read 'em and weep
The dead man's hand again
I see it in your eyes
Take one look and die
The only thing you see
You know it's gonna be
The ace of spades

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:11 PM

You want to see just how great he was watch Love Liza and Owning Mahowny, two rather forgettable movies that were made incandescent by his master-level performances in them. Studies of understatement and honesty.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:17 PM

He knew the Superbowl would be a major blowout, so he killed himself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:30 PM

Overrated

Posted by Seth | February 2, 2014 10:39 PM

I want to know if the Olsen twins were involved

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:43 PM

***READ NOW*** Thank you Philip Seymour Hoffman, for bringing the word "shart" to the world lexicon. For that, humanity will be forever grateful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:03 PM

Word is he had 8 decks in the apt

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:25 PM

He was tremendous in Dead Poets Society. RIP PSH

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:31 PM

RIP baby bear.

Posted by Buckeye Shrimper | February 2, 2014 11:49 PM

he was younger than me. I never used heroin but other stuff that can cause the same unexpected result.

think I touched it for the last time today.

thanks phil.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:25 AM

• He began using again in order to dull the pain of hearing "Onward Feminist Warriors". At least where he is now, he won't have to hear it anymore...

Posted by ••• | February 3, 2014 1:59 AM

R.I.S. = Rest in Shart Phillip. For all of eternity REST IN SHART!!

Posted by Sharter | February 3, 2014 4:17 AM

I hope someone stabs his dealer in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:27 AM

^ that's just dumb. no one held a gun to PSH's head making him buy, cook and shoot that nonsense, the dealer's involvement is anecdotal. an addict will always find another dealer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 6:54 AM

10:17 - Thanks, Gene Siskel.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:42 AM

7:42 - You're welcome, Rob Riggum.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:51 AM

Great actor, terrible human. Prioritized his own fucked up illness over his three chidren, who are bastards now. Fuck this guy. Geniuses don't abandon their children for 10 decks of Ace of Spades. Fuckwad loser assholes do that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:52 AM

this just bumped DIIV's next album from an 8.9 to a 9.1 on Pitchfork. heroin is so cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:05 AM

You don't actually know what "bastard" means, do you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:05 AM

"Well, see kids, you didn't really bring daddy enough happiness. He was still a sad clown, and because you didn't cut the mustard, he had to go shoot happy drugs in his veins so he could be a smiley clown again! Isn't that neat? Oh yeah, he's dead, too."

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:07 AM

Capote sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:12 AM

the junkies of the world need to find PSH's dealer and follow suit. please, do us all a favor.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:13 AM

The Master was his finest achievement.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:24 AM

once a junkie, always a junkie.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:32 AM

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead was a dark, fucked up movie. Everything that guy touched turned to gold. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:16 AM

8:05 he never married Mimi so what the holmes said is accurate, but not as a result of his death. You are both idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:30 AM

@9:16
Yes, and strangely prophetic as well!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:39 AM

@6:11 That is truly, the dumbest thing I have EVER heard. It's physically addicting. Some people use to much and die. All you need to know.

Maybe some people can use it from time to time and get away with it, just like people can drive wasted. But you fuck up once and you are dead.

Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:02 AM

First Paul Walker, now PSH, the fast and furious franchise will never be the same :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:16 AM

overrated while alive, soon to be massively ovverated now that he's dead. should just chisel "scumbag" into his tombstone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:33 AM

Raindrops! RIP Sandy. All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:34 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:40 AM

...>

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:40 AM

Apologies 9:30, I let my subscription to People mag lapse.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:17 AM

We all gotta die sometime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:37 AM

Also in the apartment were close to 50 envelopes, branded "Ace of Spades," containing what is believed to be heroin, the two sources said.

Investigators also found, according to the two sources:
• More than 20 used syringes in a plastic cup;
• Several other bags containing white powder;
• Prescription drugs, including blood-pressure medication clonidine hydrochloride; addiction-treatment drug buprenorphine; Vyvanse, a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; hydroxyzine, which can be used to treat anxiety; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:55 AM

he was fighting the power just like me and my mommy from vogue and my trust fund that helps me stay home, write totally chill tunes, and fight the power...mommy from vogue says I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds, but I'm just a bro fighting the power. I'm not a 1%er...am I? Maybe when I turn 30 and my full payments kick in

Posted by ZCS licensed diiver | February 3, 2014 12:12 PM

11:17 doesn't like to read news, since that fact has been plastered over every major news service for the past 24 hours

It's OK, the country needs fry cooks and people to sweep up too

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:31 PM

He was tremendous in Dead Poets Society. RIP PSH

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:41 PM

over dosing sounds like a good way to go

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:55 PM

50 decks beats 42 diiv. you nerds need to step up your game

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:39 PM

^ esp when trump is spades amirite

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:57 PM

''' <

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:19 PM

PhiSH

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:20 PM

"Heroin is so good that you shouldn't even try it"

-Richard Pryer

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:31 PM

SHART

Posted by SHART | February 3, 2014 2:49 PM

phiSHIT

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 4:44 PM

@8:12 You suck! Capote was great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:08 PM

12:31 is the Goldie Hawn of BV

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:00 AM

***SHART***

Posted by ***SHART*** | February 4, 2014 12:36 AM

by Goldie Hawn you must mean that he should probably shut the fuck up and is only good for cumming on his face. like ms. Hawn

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:51 AM

Why are people weeping over that fat slob who had everything from money to fame and then chose to blow it all away by becoming a junkie? The children of Syria are dying on a daily basis from the lack of food and the escalating violence, they deserve our compassion not that loser Hoffman.

Posted by Constance | February 5, 2014 9:27 AM

He was an overrated actor and didn't deserve an Oscar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 9:41 AM

RIP Sandy. #whitechocolate

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 9:42 AM

Blonde scumbag.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 9:09 AM

Heroin was a selfish choice for a father of 3.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 9:56 AM

once a junkie always a junkie.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 9:58 AM

Without a doubt it's Magnolia in 1999.

Posted by Rooks | February 13, 2014 5:35 AM

It's official : Death by Speedball.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 6:19 PM

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