Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Oscar winning actor (Capote), Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment.

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

The actor had completed a rehab stint in back in May, for drug abuse, including the use of heroin.  At that time, he had been sober for over 20 years.

Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia,  Almost Famous, The Hunger Games, and The Master are a few more of the movies he’s starred in.

Details are still forthcoming. Watch for updates.

Via The Wall Street Journal

UPDATE: The New York Post is reporting a drug overdose:

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said.

A personal assistant found Hoffman’s body in an apartment at 35 Bethune St. and called 911 around 11:30 a.m, sources said.

Cops are at the scene and are investigating, sources said.

Via New York Post

Shades of Cory Monteith here. So sad. RIP Philip.

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