Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent overdose

UPDATE: New York City police arrested four people, a woman and three men, as part of their investigation into the overdose of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Police got  a warrant to search three apartments in a building in Chinatown. They were apparently looking for two men in particular, after being tipped off by "someone in the heroin market in New York City."

This person apparently bought from the same people Hoffman did, so he used to see him at the guy's apartment.

Meanwhile, several celebrities were seen yesterday, paying their respects at the home Hoffman shared with his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell and their children.

They included Ethan Hawke, Joaquin Phoenix, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Bobby Cannavale and justin Theroux.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. According to the New York Times, Hoffman was found in his New York apartment Sunday morning (Feb. 2) of an apparent drug overdose.

The law enforcement officer told the paper that they discovered Hoffman at 11:30AM after being contacted by a friend who had not been able to reach the actor. Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to have been heroin. Hoffman had remained sober for 23 years before undergoing treatment for drug addiction last year.

The world of Rock and Roll offered their condolences on twitter yesterday, including That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk and Motley Crue and Sixx AM guitarist Nikki Sixx.


According to Screencrush, his family released a statement, saying:

"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."

Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 film ‘Capote’ and his credits include such movies as ‘Doubt,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘Charlie Wilson’s War,’ ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ ‘Flawless’ and ‘The Big Lebowski.’