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Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead after drug overdose

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Veteran actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is also an Academy Award winner, was reportedly found dead at his apartment in Manhattan on Sunday.

The actor, who had won the Oscar for his title role in "Capote," is believed to have breathed his last owing to suspected drug overdose.

The actor, who was 46, was found lying on the bathroom floor of his apartment by police, who had rushed in following a 911 call, said the Washington Post report on February 3.

Soon after having discovered unresponsive, the Emergency Medical Service workers were called in and they declared him dead.

The investigation officers found a syringe in Hoffman’s arm, Two small plastic bags that had substance suspected of being heroin, were also found in his apartment.

It is a known fact that Hoffman had earlier elaborated on his struggles with substance abuse in the past.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is survived by three kids with his partner Mimi O'Donnell. The actor lived in a fashionable neighbourhood where other celebrities too have their residences.

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