Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at Aged 46

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The movie world has been left reeling with the news this afternoon that actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York Apartment.

New York Police Department has confirmed that Hoffman died this afternoon following a suspected drugs overdose. The father of three was found dead in his bathroom with a needle still in him arm, reportedly surrounded by bags of heroin, in the city’s Greenwich Village at 11.30 am local time.

Having stayed clean from drugs for twenty three years, he was forced to admit himself into rehab last year, after admitting taking a mixture of heroin and prescription drugs.

Hoffman, who won an Oscar for best actor in the 2005 film Capote, got his breakthrough role in the 1997 film Boogie Nights, and has starred in such films as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Ides of March and Mission: Impossible 3. He was also nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars for Charlie Wilson’s War, The Master and Doubt.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.