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Philip Seymour Hoffman Would Have Turned 51 Today: Inside His 'Very Dark' Last Days
Philip Seymour Hoffman would have turned 51 on Monday, July 23. In honor of the late actor's birthday, below is PEOPLE's cover story from 2014 about his shocking death at 46.
5 Times Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Better Than the Movie
To mark the beloved actor's birthday, look back at how many of his roles have aged better than the films themselves
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Alleged Drug Dealer, Robert Vineberg: I'm a 'Scapegoat'
Robert Vineberg says the two bonded over their addictions and were supportive friends
6 Celebrities Describe Their Own Struggles with Heroin
Following the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, here are six stars' own accounts of dealing with heroin addiction.
The Hills's Jason Wahler on Addiction: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death 'Brought Me Right Back'
"It was a snapshot into what the life of an addict can truly become," the former reality star writes
Russell Brand Decries Drug Laws, Addiction Stigma in Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death
"We are a culture that does not know how to treat its addicts," Brand argues in fiery Guardian column
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Paid Tribute on Broadway As 3 Face Drug Charges

At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Broadway's lights turned off for a minute amid a candlelight vigil