He may not be the typical leading man material but award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was certainly one of the most loved figures in Hollywood. Unfortunately, he was found dead in his apartment last Sunday at the young age of 46.

The "Hunger Games" actor was reportedly checked into rehab and relapsed into using heroin again. Metro UK reports that the police authorities found the actor's dead body with a syringe in his arm. The initial NYPD statement stated that the actor was found dead due to an "apparent drug overdose."

A Yahoo article remembers how Mr Hoffman can take any role with such distinct talent. He will always be remembered for several great films he did in his career's duration like "The Master," "Boogie Nights," "Capote," and even in his most recent portrayal as the head gamemaker for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

He was even described as some kind of Shakesperian actor in the modern days as he is capable of bringing more depth to any character role he portrays.

Forbes mentioned that the 46-year-old actor won the Best Actor category for the 2005 Academy Awards for his work in the movie "Capote." He was also nominated for other Oscars in the best supporting actor category. As for his theatrical resume, Mr. Hoffman has garnered three Tony Award nominations during his lifetime.

Philip Seymour Hoffman had three children with his partner, Mimi O'Donnell.

The actors' friends and loved ones in and outside of showbiz, including his most avid fans, expressed their grief and shock with his sudden death. Some of the most consoling messages made by directors whom he had worked with include that of Mike Nichols and Anton Corbijn.

"Hearing that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away came as much as a shock to me as to anyone else I'd imagine. He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with... he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend." -Anton Corbjin, director of "A Most Wanted Man"

"No words for this. He was too great and we're too shattered." - Mike Nichols, director of "Charlie Wilson's War"