The troubled last months of tragic Philip Seymour Hoffman: Oscar winner had split from mother of his three children and refused to give interviews at film festival weeks before ‘fatal heroin overdose’
The 46-year-old Capote actor began renting a $10,000-a-month apartment in Bethune Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in October after moving out of the nearby family home he previously shared with longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell. It was here that his body was found yesterday by close friend and playwright David Bar Katz, who had been asked to check on him by Miss O’Donnell after the actor failed to pick up his children. Mr Hoffman and Miss O’Donnell, pictured right with their son, had been together for 14 years and had three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7 and Willa, 5. The actor appeared ‘slightly dishevelled and pasty’ at January’s Sundance Film Festival – his last public appearance – and refused to give interviews. However, he did pose for a sombre portrait, shown left. Pictured centre, his body is removed from his New York apartment.