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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC of apparent drug overdose

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC of apparent drug overdose
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Tragic news as Oscar-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead earlier Sunday morning from an apparent drug overdose. According to a report on Feb. 2 on Fox News, police said the actor was found in his apartment located at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

While the cause of death has not been confirmed, police stated there was evidence of injectable drug use on the scene. Another news source reported that Hoffman’s body was found with the needle still in his arm. His personal assistant found him and made the 911 call.

The 46 year old actor’s credits include an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005’s “Capote” based on the 5-years it took author Truman Capote to write “In Cold Blood.” Other Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations include “The Master,” “Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.”

In 2006, Hoffman admitted he had a serious substance abuse problem while attending NYU’s drama school. He sought rehab and got sober, saying “It was all that (drugs and alcohol), yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all.”

He relapsed in 2012 and checked himself into rehab for 10 days 2013. According to a report on TMZ at the time, Hoffman relapsed with prescription pills and then turned to snorting heroin for about a week when he realized he was in trouble.

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