Philip Seymour Hoffman

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday. Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, […]

02/28/2014

The cover of the Feb. 27, 2014 issue of "Rolling Stone," featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman. (AP Photo/Wenner Media)

Drake apologizes after rants to Rolling Stone

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is apologizing for lashing out at Rolling Stone for replacing him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 27-year-old writes Friday on his blog: “I completely support […]

02/14/2014

Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams and her fiancé Darren Le Gallo arrive at a wake for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Valentino apologizes for Amy Adams bag-gate

NEW YORK (AP) — The fashion house Valentino has apologized for touting in an email blast to journalists that one of their pricey bags was carried by Amy Adams as she stepped from a car at […]

02/08/2014

Hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the courtyard of the Bank Street Theater, home of the Labyrinth Theater Company, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Broadway mourns Hoffman as 3 face drug charges

NEW YORK (AP) — While three of four people arrested amid the investigation of the Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death were arraigned on drug charges, the New York theater community mourned the actor with a dimming […]

02/06/2014

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Hoffman autopsy inconclusive, further tests needed

NEW YORK (AP) — An autopsy of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s body is inconclusive, and tests will be needed to determine what caused his death, the city medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. Medical examiners’ spokeswoman Julie […]

02/05/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Hoffman’s heroin didn’t have additive

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police […]

02/04/2014

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Increase in heroin availability

In light of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, apparently of a heroin overdose, we want to better understand the addiction to this drug, and what can be done to kick the habit. John […]

02/04/2014

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to […]

02/03/2014

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Celebrities who died of drug overdose in their prime

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is the latest example of an entertainer who succumbed to drugs when he still had a lot to give. Here are some examples.

02/03/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays author Truman Capote in a scene from the film "Capote." (AP Photo/Attila Doroy, Sony Pictures Classics, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman fans mourn, tout his talent

NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world’s greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour […]

02/03/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of […]

02/02/2014

'The Master' movie review (plus trailer)

Here’s the latest movie review from Leo Quinones, host of the Film Freak Movie Talk Show, which is heard every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. on KFWB NEWS TALK 980. Or listen online. A trailer for […]

09/15/2012