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Phillip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46

2014222023166734_20We woke nursing our BDO hangovers to the news that celebrated character actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, had been found dead of an apparent heroin overdose.

A truly masterful performer on both stage and screen, Hoffman was a captivating presence in anything he turned his hand to – anyone who can jump for PT Anderson’s The Master to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire without missing a beat has their craft well and truly nailed. He was Truman Capote, he was Brandt the butler, he menaced Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III and had his tongue bitten out by Ralph Fiennes in Red Dragon, but the role we’ll always remember him for is legendary rock critic Lester Bangs in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous.

Vale, Mr Hoffman. Our thoughts are with your family and friends.