Philip Seymour Hoffman is no more. He was 46 years old. Police are investigating the cause of death, at his apartment in New York. A drugs overdose is suspected.
His films included Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley(1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Cold Mountain (2003). In 2005, he won an Oscar for the title role in Capote. Other recent films included Owning Mahowny (2003), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007), The Savages (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Moneyball(2011) and The Ides of March (2011).
Among musicians he will be long remembered for A Late Quartet (2012)in which he gave a flawless, nuanced performance as a violinist insecure in his string quartet and in his marriage.