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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends the 'God's Pocket' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
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According to the Wall Street Journal on February 2, award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment. Hoffman was 46. 35 Bethune St. in the West Village is in the heart of Manhattan, a place where Philip had called home for many years.

Hoffman’s cause of death has yet to be determined. Phillip was found dead in his apartment early this morning. New York Police Department is investigating and law enforcement officials have confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that his body was found by a friend at 11:30 p.m. EST.

UPDATE: New York Times reports that Hoffman was found with a needle in his arm and died from an apparent heroin drug overdose.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was an actor and a director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for the biographical movie, “Capote.” Seymour received three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He also received three Tony Award nominations for his theater work.

Hoffman is most known for his roles in the movies “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Twister,” and “Boogie Nights.” Phillip also made appearances in “Patch Adams,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “The Big Lebowski.”

Phillip was in the middle of filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.”

It is with great sadness that Detroit Celebrity Examiner announces the passing of such a talented actor and director. Feel free to share your condolences in the comments below.

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