02:07 PM EDT 03/03/2014
Originally posted 02/28/2014 04:15PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman died from acute mixed drug intoxication, the New York City medical examiner's office announced Friday.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 02:00PM
Amy Adams tearfully paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman during a taping of Inside the Actors Studio earlier this month, honoring her frequent costar as "a beautiful spirit" both on- and offscreen.
"I just really loved him, and I know so many people did," the Oscar-nominated actress declared through broken sobs. "I just don't know how much more I can talk about it right now, sorry."
Adams, 39, spoke to host James Lipton about Hoffman in front of a live audience on Feb. 5, just three days after Hoffman's shocking death from an apparent overdose, and two days before she attended his private funeral in New York City. The episode aired Wednesday on Bravo.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 05:45PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman found success in Hollywood, but he never called it home. Now it seems he didn't want his son, Cooper, to do so either.
Originally posted 02/10/2014 11:20AM
An alleged heroin dealer who was arrested following the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman says he and the late actor were friends who bonded over their mutual struggles with drug addiction.
Originally posted 02/10/2014 08:00AM
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Originally posted 02/08/2014 04:30PM
Jason Wahler is the latest celeb to open up about his battle with substance abuse and addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
On Thursday, the former The Hills star, 27, wrote a personal essay for The Huffington Post, in which he explained how he deftly kept his addiction a secret from his friends.
"A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in L.A. where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control. While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, little did they know I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting as much coke and drinking as much alcohol as I could," Wahler reveals, adding that he became quite adept at keeping secrets.
Originally posted 02/08/2014 12:00PM
In a column filled with fiery criticism, British comedian Russell Brand partly blames drug laws and society's treatment of addiction for the apparent overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Writing in the U.K.'s The Guardian Brand, 38, a recovering addict himself, decries celebrity culture and media seeking to popularize a star's public fall from grace, but argues that drug prohibition and the criminalization of drugs exacerbate the problem.
"Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is a reminder, though, that addiction is indiscriminate. That it is sad, irrational and hard to understand," Brand writes.
Originally posted 02/08/2014 09:30AM
It's been a particularly trying week for PEOPLE readers, with several sad stories leading the way in the news – in particular, of course, the tragic death of renowned actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 06:00PM
The priest who advised Philip Seymour Hoffman on his role as Father Flynn in the movie Doubt presided at the actor's funeral Mass Friday.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 11:40AM
Devastated friends and family said goodbye to Philip Seymour Hoffman at his funeral in New York on Friday, remembering a giant of an actor who delivered searing performances on stage and on screen – but who, it appears, tragically died of a drug overdose after relapsing following decades of sobriety.
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