As Hollywood mourns the 46-year-old star, look back at his humble beginnings and iconic moments
The actor, who died of an apparent heroin overdose at 46, kept his dark moments private
To mark the beloved actor's birthday, look back at how many of his roles have aged better than the films themselves
From 1950s crime authors to cult leaders and rock critics
The Oscar winner had a transformative magic, a talent that now will never be fully realized
"We're at the party, Ma," he says accepting the award for Capote
"We are a culture that does not know how to treat its addicts," Brand argues in fiery Guardian column
Following the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, here are six stars' own accounts of dealing with heroin addiction.
Robert Vineberg says the two bonded over their addictions and were supportive friends
Devastated friends and family gather at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side of Manhattan
The actor's friend, a Jesuit, remembers Hoffman as "a lovely person, very down-to-earth"
The private service will be held Friday for 400 people at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan
In a moving essay for Time, the screenwriter remembers his friend and collaborator, whom he celebrates as a "thunderous actor"
At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Broadway's lights turned off for a minute amid a candlelight vigil
The ME declined to discuss the pending tests, but toxicology and tissue tests are typically done
The actors honor the late star at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
New York police detained four people suspected of having a connection to drugs found in the late actor's apartment
After a rehab stint more than 20 years ago, "I got panicked for my life," he once said
The Oscar winner is found on the bathroom floor of his N.Y. apartment with a needle in his left forearm
Despite the somber look of the image, Hoffman was "having a great time that day," the photographer says
Aaron Paul, Mia Farrow, Jim Carrey and others have flooded Twitter with condolences
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