Published On: Feb 02 2014 03:12:18 PM CSTUpdated On: Feb 07 2014 09:19:08 AM CST
Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2 of an apparent drug overdose, according to the New York Police Department. Here, police and fans stand outside the apartment after the news began to spread.
The award-winning actor was 46. Take a look back at Hoffman through the years.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is born in Fairport, N.Y., in 1967.
He landed his first professional stage role before graduating from high school and went on to study acting at New York University. In Hollywood, his big break came with a small role as Chris O'Donnell's classmate in the 1992 film "Scent of a Woman."
He went on to appear in films including "Boogie Nights," "The Big Lebowski," "Mission: Impossible III," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt," "The Master" and "The Hunger Games" franchise. He won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Capote."
Hoffman acknowledged he had problems with substance abuse when he was younger. Last year, he told TMZ he had relapsed after 23 years and had entered rehab.
Hoffman's family released a statement on his death through a representative Sunday. "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," the statement said.
From right to left, actors Hoffman, Emily Watson and Adam Sandler and director Paul Thomas Anderson pose for photographers during a photocall for their film "Punch Drunk Love" in Cannes on May 19, 2002.
Hoffman played the title role in 2005's "Capote," a role that earned him a best actor Oscar.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Reese Witherspoon backstage at the 2006 Oscars. Hoffman won the best actor Oscar for "Capote," and Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar for "Walk the Line."
Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman smiles during a photo call for the World Premiere of the film "Mission Impossible III" in Rome April 24, 2006.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for a screening of the film "Doubt" in New York December 7, 2008.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell arrive on the red carpet for the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009.
Hoffman walks the red carpet ahead of the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.
Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor nominee for his role in "Lincoln," greets Philip Seymour Hoffman, best supporting actor nominee for his role in "The Master" as actor Richard Gere (C) arrives in the theatre before the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
Philip Seymour Hoffman played head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in 2013's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Hoffman was nearly done filming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" parts one and two when he died. He had only a few scenes left to film, and his death will prompt "only modest rewriting" and won't impact the movies' release dates, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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