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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead: Syringe was in arm, believed to be heroin

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was only 46 years-old, according to MSN News on Feb. 2. So what happened to take this talented man’s life too early?

He was found dead from an apparent drug overdose, the New York City Police Department is reporting. Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with syringe in his arm and an envelope, believed to contain heroin, nearby his body.

A friend found Hoffman and called 911, but there is no further information on who this friend is. Hoffman was very forth coming about his struggles with drugs in the past.

He revealed in a CBS interview back in 2006 that he abused just about any drug he could get his hands on. “I liked it all,” said Hoffman about his past with drugs.

Hoffman is known for his many character roles, but perhaps he is best known for his Truman Capote character in the movie “Capote.” Hoffman gave an extraordinary performance in his role of Capote, the writer. The movie centered around the time that Capote wrote his book “In Cold Blood.”

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