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'Hunger Games' actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his New York apartment

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According to the New York Post on Feb. 2, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 46. The cause of death is due to a drug overdose and Hoffman had admitted in 2006 he was struggling with drug addiction, but he had attended a rehabilitation facility and became sober as a result.

His admission his addiction occurred in a "60 Minutes" interview where he actually viewed drugs as his form of alcohol. He was not selective about his choice of drug and would pretty much take anything he could get his hands on.

A personal assistant to Hoffman discovered the body with a needle still embedded in his arm at a Greenwich Village home. The New York City police is still continuing its investigation currently.

It had been noted that Hoffman did relapse in 2012 and checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for 10 days. His realization that he needed to encounter help once again is when he had sniffed cocaine a week prior and had also started using prescription drugs.



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