Broadway to dim lights Wednesday in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Great White Way will pay its respects to the theater, film and TV actor, who died yesterday in his West Village apartment

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

By now you've likely heard the awful news that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away yesterday in his West Village home, apparently from a drug overdose. The 46-year-old actor was celebrated not only for his film performances (including his Oscar-winning turn in Capote), but also for his work on television and in the theater world. He appeared in many plays on and Off Broadway, most recently in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman in 2012, and he also directed a number of stage productions as a former member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

New York's acting community will recognize this tragic loss by dimming the lights on all marquees of Broadway theaters this Wednesday, February 5, for one minute, at 7:45pm. We'll keep you posted on other memorials and events to pay homage to the late actor.

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