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Philip Seymour Hoffman
Originally posted 02/05/2014 11:00AM
The Oscar-winning actor loses his battle with addiction and his loved ones are left searching for answers – be the first to read this week's cover story
Originally posted 02/05/2014 01:15PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy is inconclusive, and more tests will be needed to determine what caused his death, the New York City medical examiner's office announced Wednesday.
Originally posted 02/05/2014 08:00AM
Among friends and locals in his longtime West Village neighborhood, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was known as a low-key fixture, a family man who rarely drew attention.
But in the wake of the Oscar winner's death at 46 on Feb. 2 of an apparent heroin overdose – and an arrest of those suspected of selling him the heroin – some who knew him say Hoffman had two sides.
"He'd go over to Oliver's restaurant with his [10-year-old] son, Cooper," a neighborhood friend tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "They'd have lunch, and you'd see them talking and laughing for hours at a time."
"Then, come nightfall, you'd see Phil back at Oliver's, hunched over the bar, alone, looking like an entirely different man," says the friend. "He looked very dark and depressed."
Originally posted 02/05/2014 12:15AM
New York police have arrested four people suspected of having a connection to drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, two days after the actor was found dead of an apparent drug overdose.
Originally posted 02/04/2014 06:00PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman's loved ones will say goodbye to the late Academy Award-winning actor in the state where he was born and died.
Originally posted 02/04/2014 11:40AM
PEOPLE editor JD Heyman examines the dark side of celebrity, including allegations against Woody Allen and Philip Seymour Hoffman's death
Originally posted 02/03/2014 03:45PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman's talent inspired many young actors, and to former Desperate Housewives costar Shawn Pyfrom, the Oscar winner's tragic death on Sunday provided a wake-up call.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 08:30AM
On Sunday morning at about 9 a.m., Philip Seymour Hoffman was supposed to pick up his children from his girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 10:00AM
The image was eerie then, devastating now.
Philip Seymour Hoffman looks chillingly vacant in this tintype photo he posed for at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, just two weeks before his death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose.
Photographer Victoria Will took this portrait while Hoffman was promoting A Most Wanted Man with costars Willem Dafoe and Rachel McAdams.
Despite the somber look of the image, Will tells PEOPLE that Hoffman appeared to be "having a great time that day."
"He just was a regular guy," says Will. "Very approachable."
Originally posted 02/03/2014 08:00AM
While the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent drug overdose at age 46 stunned his fans and Hollywood colleagues, his battle with addiction actually started more than 20 years ago.
The actor revealed his struggles in a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes. "I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old," Hoffman said. "You get panicked ... and I got panicked for my life."
Hoffman, who sought treatment after graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, also talked about the importance of getting treatment early in his career.
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