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Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in the bathroom of his West Village apartment, according to a Feb. 2 Us Weekly report. The Oscar winning and talented 46-year-old actor died from an alleged drug overdose.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Hoffman, a father of three children - daughters Tallulah and Willa and son Cooper, was discovered alone in his bathroom at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 1 by screenwriter David Katz, who called 911. The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine actor’s actual cause of death.

Hoffman sought treatment in May 2013 when he entered a 10-day treatment program. At the time, the actor credited “a great group of friends and family” for encouraging him to seek help, Us Weekly reports. The Oscar-winning actor explained that he struggled with substance abuse in the past and was sober for 23 years before he relapsed more than a year prior to the treatment.

At the time of the death, the actor was filming the final installment of the “Hunger Games” franchise slated for release in 2015.


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