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Celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at age 46

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: 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

According to the New York Post, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning of an apparent drug overdose. The 46-year-old actor/director maybe best known for his Academy-award winning lead role in the 2005 biographical film "Capote." Hoffman also received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor.

The Post reports police stating Hoffman was found by a personal assistant in his bathroom, with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, on Sunday morning. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, noted that the office of the chief medical examiner and the New York police department are currently investigating.

The actor has had a very public battle with substance abuse, most recently completing a detox program back in May of 2013. The star reported that he had been clean for 23 years prior to the week-long heroin binge that led to his entering the program.

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