Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Hoffman Left His Kids Out of Will

Longtime girlfriend trusted to keep them from being 'trust fund' kids

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind a $35 million estate, but not a penny to his three children. The late actor apparently worried that Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, would be "trust fund" kids, the New York Post reports. Hoffman also stipulated in his will—written before his... More »

2 Hoffman Memorial Celebrations Planned: Mom

Public events set for New York City, Rochester

(Newser) - Two public celebrations of Philip Seymour Hoffman's life are planned, says his mother—one in New York City and one in Rochester, New York. At a screening of the Hoffman film Capote in Rochester, critic Jack Garner read a statement by Marilyn O'Connor thanking fans and friends for... More »

Hoffman Had Heroin, Cocaine, Other Drugs in System

Coroner rules his death an accidental toxic mix

(Newser) - New York's medical examiner has confirmed that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose. But it wasn't just heroin in the 46-year-old's system, as earlier reported. Toxicology results conducted after the first inconclusive autopsy also found cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine, reports the Daily News . The... More »

Enquirer Funds Prize After Publishing Hoffman Lies

Actor's friend sought settlement he would want

(Newser) - A National Enquirer story filled with lies about Philip Seymour Hoffman's last days has spawned a foundation dedicated to the actor's pursuit of artistic truth. After playwright David Bar Katz—the friend who found Hoffman's body earlier this month—spotted the story claiming he and Hoffman had... More »

Hoffman's Will Contains One Unusual Request

He wanted his son to live in NY, Chicago, or San Francisco

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman's will seems pretty standard—the bulk of his estate was left to longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell—but it does include one unusual request, the New York Post reports: He wanted his son Cooper, then his only child, to "be raised and reside in or... More »

Drake Apologizes for Hoffman Tweets

He clarifies his anger with 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - Drake has apologized for yesterday's ill-advised tweets about Rolling Stone and Philip Seymour Hoffman, kinda. On his Twitter page, the rapper had lashed out because the magazine replaced his cover image ... with one of Hoffman , after the actor's unexpected death. Drake first slammed the magazine for allegedly misquoting... More »

Hoffman Diaries Talk of 'Demons,' Love Triangle

But no talk of suicide, sources say

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind two private diaries when he died, and law enforcement sources talked to the New York Post and NBC News about what the journals contained:
  • The writing was often illegible, one source says, as if Hoffman was writing while high. "It's stream of consciousness
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5 Stars Who Died in the Middle of Filming

And what became of their projects

(Newser) - When he died, Philip Seymour Hoffman had just days of filming left to finish out his role in the Hunger Games trilogy. Filmmakers are considering digitally re-creating him in order to complete one crucial scene. Radar rounds up 10 more actors who were mid-project when they died:
  • Paul Walker: Was
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Fashion House Sorry for Using Hoffman Wake in PR

Valentino sent an email bragging that Amy Adams was carrying one of its bags

(Newser) - The fashion house Valentino has apologized for boasting in an email blast to journalists that one of their pricey bags was carried by Amy Adams as she stepped from a car at the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Much was made of the promotional email sent yesterday, complete with two... More »

Hollywood Elite Mourns Philip Seymour Hoffman

Stars attend private funeral in New York City

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams, and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects today at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his generation. The coffin holding... More »

Hoffman May Be Digitally Recreated in Hunger Games

He had one pivotal scene left to film

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman hadn't quite finished his work on the final installment of the Hunger Games movies, but modern technology will save the day. Hoffman plays a key character, head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. He still had one crucial scene left, and Page Six of New York Post reports that... More »

Our Stupid Drug Laws Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

Russell Brand: We know they don't work, yet we make addicts suffer

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman may have been an acclaimed actor, but he died alone, as so many addicts do, writes Russell Brand in the Guardian . It shouldn't be this way, for Hoffman or anyone else. He is yet another victim of drug laws that only worsen the problem they'... More »

Officials: NY Suspect Had Hoffman's Cell Number

Jazzman 'turned to dealing when gigs dried up'

(Newser) - A struggling jazzman busted in a drug raid linked to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman had the actor's phone number in his cell phone, law enforcement officials say. Robert Vineberg, 57, is among three people facing drug charges after the raid, reports the Wall Street Journal . He has... More »

Hoffman Autopsy: Inconclusive

More tests are needed to determine cause of death

(Newser) - The preliminary autopsy results for Philip Seymour Hoffman are in, and they're inconclusive. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says that further tests are needed to get a definite cause of death; she declined to say which tests will be performed, but the AP notes that toxicology... More »

4 Arrests Tied to Philip Seymour Hoffman Death?

Cops nab suspected dealers in NYC raids

(Newser) - Have police found the dealers who sold the heroin believed to have killed Philip Seymour Hoffman ? Four suspected dealers were busted in New York City after a tip-off last night, but it's not clear whether they were the actor's direct suppliers or part of a larger ring,... More »

How to Save Heroin Addicts

Experts weigh in on changes that should be made to treatment

(Newser) - Could Philip Seymour Hoffman have been saved? That's what two columns are arguing today:
  • On CNN , drug experts Ethan Nadelmann and Tony Newman outline a 7-step plan to stop overdoses—105 people in the US die each day from heroin or pharmaceutical opioid ODs. The first step: Make treatment
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Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'I Know I'm Going to Die'

Gave eerie prediction of his own death just weeks ago

(Newser) - Philip Seymour Hoffman apparently had a tragic premonition of his own death: Both Radar and TMZ are running stories today claiming that less than two months ago, Hoffman was on a heroin binge and told a friend, "If I don't stop, I know I'm gonna die."... More »

Report: 50 Envelopes at Hoffman's Likely Heroin

Along with more than 20 used needles

(Newser) - We're still waiting for the results of Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy, which will be completed later today, but a search of his home makes the prevailing heroin overdose theory look seriously likely. Authorities found nearly 50 envelopes of what they think is heroin in the apartment, along with... More »

Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Hours

Witness thinks he saw actor buying drugs the night before he was found dead

(Newser) - The night before Philip Seymour Hoffman was f ound dead in his New York City apartment , he had dinner at a West Village restaurant with two other men around 7pm, opting for cranberry soda instead of alcohol, a manager tells E! . But an hour later, was he buying drugs? A... More »

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Best Work Died With Him

Jason Lynch writes that we'll never see what could have been

(Newser) - In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, site after site has been rounding up clips of his best work. Unfortunately, his greatest performance is one you'll likely never see, Jason Lynch writes for Quartz . Lynch, the former TV editor for People, was one of the lucky reporters... More »

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