Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Feb. 3, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman, 46, was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his New York apartment Sunday morning, police have said.

The Oscar-winning film star was nominated for three Tony Awards, most recently for portraying Willy Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." He was also nominated for his work in Sam Shepard's "True West" in 2000 and for his performance in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" in 2003.

A fixture in the audiences of Broadway shows, Hoffman was recently seen at a performance of "Waiting for Godot" and was spotted at last year's staging of the play "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which was based on a novella by Truman Capote, the author he won an Oscar for playing in 2005.

"Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre. His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theater, film, and television, and we'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, said in a statement Monday.

Hoffman's film credits include "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "Patch Adams," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Capote," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt" and "The Master."

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