Philip Hoffman – A major loss to Indie Cinema
Philip Seymour Hoffman, an icon of indie cinema, establishing a reputation as one of the screen’s finest actors, was found dead in the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose.
He acted in a variety of supporting and second leads in indie and major features, including Almost Famous (2000) and State and Main (2000) to name a few. He was also seen in supporting roles in mainstream, big-budget features as Red Dragon (2002), Cold Mountain (2003) and his unforgettable role in Mission: Impossible III (2006).
Hoffman spoke in the past of struggling with drugs, including a 2006 interview in which he told CBS he had abused “anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all.”
His death, if confirmed from an overdose, We recall the 2008 death of actor Heath Ledger, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from a lethal combination of drugs.
By: Team FMW