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Philip Seymour Hoffman dies: Award-winning actor found dead in his apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home at 46.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home at 46.
NY Times

A sad day has befallen Hollywood and the world as actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was died. CBS reported on Feb. 2, 2014, that Philip Seymour Hoffman was indeed found dead inside of his home in Greenwich Village of what some are reporting is an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffman was just 46-years-old.

UPDATE at 2:27 p.m. EST: Reports are now coming in that Hoffman was actually found with a needle still in his arm. CNN is reporting that it was a possible overdose of heroin.

It has been wildly known that Hoffamn battled his addiction with drugs for a very long time. Just last year, he checked himself into a rehab facility to seek treatment and help.

A law enforcement official, who wished to remain anonymous, gave the report that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose. He requested anonymity due to not knowing if the actor's family had been informed of the death yet.

An official cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Hoffman won the best actor Oscar in 2005 for "Capote." He was currently shooting the next sequels to "The Hunger Games" - "Mockingjay" parts one and two.

Reports state that Hoffman was found in his West Village apartment by a friend around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The friend was said to not have been able to reach Hoffman and became worried so he went to his home.

A woman answering the phone at Mr. Hoffman’s New York production company declined to comment. “I don’t have a comment at this time on that, thank you,” she said.

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