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Pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman who has died in New York, aged 46

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Film fans across the world are mourning the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman who has died aged 46.

The Oscar winning actor was found dead in his apartment in New York. He died of a suspected drugs overdose according to reports.

He is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell and their children Cooper, Tallulah and Willa.

A consummate actor on stage and screen Hoffman was also a revered director.

Younger film fans will best know him for his performances as Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" a role he was playing again in the sequel Mockingjay.

A large man with trademark wispy fair hair and an incredibly versatile acting repertoire, Hoffman was a character actor who was widely admired by all in the entertainment industry.

He made his feature film debut in the 1991 "Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole" but his big break came in 1997 with Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film about the sex industry, "Boogie Nights."

He won an Oscar for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in 2005.

What is your favourite Philip Seymour Hoffman film?

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