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Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, dies with syringe in arm; overdose suspected (Photo)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (seen here on Jan. 17) has died from an apparent drug overdose. The Academy Award-winning actor was reportedly found unresponsive Feb. 2 in his West Village apartment in New York; a syringe still stuck in his arm. More details here.
Photo by Michael Loccisano

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead from a suspected drug overdose. Another actor down for the count, another talent lost. A father-of-three gone forever.

These are things we wish we didn't have to write. Unfortunately, they are true. According to the New York Times, Hoffman was found unresponsive in his New York apartment late Sunday morning, Feb. 2, with a syringe needle in his arm. He was just 46 years old. Hoffmans's death is just the latest in a long list of celebrity drug overdose deaths.

The Oscar-winning actor, known for roles in big-name moneymakers such as "Boogie Nights" and "The Hunger Games" franchise. Read more about Hoffman's career below.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Actor Found With Needle in Arm, Drug Overdose Suspected

According to his IMDB bio, Hoffman took acting so seriously in his youth that he completed a degree in drama after participating in theatre arts during high school. "He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989."

His hard work and studious nature paid off. News of Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at age 46 from a suspected drug overdose is heartbreaking, as the actor achieved a respectable body of work in his twenty-plus years in the movie industry. Had he lived, he no doubt would have entertained fans for decades to come.

Getting his start in the indie scene in the early 90s, Hoffman went on to roles in big name commercial projects. He was cast in supporting roles in such blockbusters as "Cold Mountain," "Red Dragon," and of course, his role in "Boogie Nights." He won Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his titular role in "Capote."

At the time of his death, Hoffman had three children under the age of 12. Our deepest, most heartfelt sympathies go out to them and their mother, Hoffman's longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell. This was a heartbreaking post to write knowing three young children have just lost their father. There are no appropriate words for how we feel for these children. We can only send our loving thoughts and our most genuine hope that they may find comfort in one another in the hours, days, weeks and lifetimes ahead. Life isn't fair, not one bit; still, we wish our children could go on forever without having to learn that lesson first-hand.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman.

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