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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead at 46, possible overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Photo by Michael Loccisano

Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday.

The New York City Police confirmed to "The Insider With Yahoo" that the 46-year old actor was found dead at 12 p.m. inside his apartment in the West Village of New York City.

The cause of death is being investigated. But police confirmed to Yahoo, that he may have died of a suspected overdose, as he was found with a needle in his arm.

Hoffman struggled drugs and most recently was in rehab in March 2013 with a heroin addiction.

In a 2006 interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Hoffman discussed his drug use after graduating from New York University's drama school.

"It was all that [drugs and alcohol], yeah, it was anything I could get my hands on... I liked it all," Hoffman said. Eventually he decided to get treatment. "I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old. You get panicked... and I got panicked for my life. It really was just that."

Hoffman most recently has been in the the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." He won an Oscar for Best Actor for the 2005 film, "Capote" and was nominated for three Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actor. He has also received three Tony Award nominations for his theater work.

He has three children, Tallulah Hoffman, Cooper Alexander Hoffman and Willa Hoffman, with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.

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