Philip Seymour Hoffman has died in New York at the young age of 46.

This article titled “Philip Seymour Hoffman: death of a master” was written by Peter Bradshaw, for The Guardian on Sunday 2nd February 2014 19.44 UTC

To anyone who has heard the terrible news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in New York from a suspected overdose at the age of 46, I think one image recurs above all the others. It is his magnificent performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, playing the charismatic cult chief loosely derived from L Ron Hubbard — lordly and charismatic, convivial and yet sinister, insidious, insouciant.

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