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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead of Overdose, MOCKINGJAY Scenes Incomplete

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Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead at the age of 46 from an apparent overdose with seven days of filming left for his scenes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Philip Seymour Hoffman “was discovered Sunday morning in his Manhattan home after suffering an apparent drug overdose. Police were called to the scene around 11:30 AM by Hoffman’s friend who found the actor non-responsive in the bathroom of the apartment this morning, according to NYPD, which said that a hypodermic needle and two glassine envelopes containing what appeared to be heroin were found in the fourth-floor apartment. Police would not confirm the name of the friend who found Hoffman. An autopsy will be performed and results could take  some time for toxicology reports to become available.”

On how Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death will and will not affect The Hunger Games: Mockingjay:

Hoffman had completed the majority of his work on Lionsgate‘s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 prior to his sudden death Sunday morning. He had seven days of filming to go before wrapping Mockingjay Part 2, but there’s no word yet on what Lionsgate plans to do to make up for that remaining week Hoffman was supposed to film.

Hoffman’s death is not expected to affect the previously set release dates of Mockingjay Part 1 on November 21, 2014 and Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20, 2015, but it could prove tricky in post-production on the franchise finale.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a fantastic actor. Two of my favorite performances of his were in Capote and Punch Drunk Love. He will be greatly missed.

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Source: Deadline (1, 2)

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