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Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead at the age of 46

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends the 'God's Pocket' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
Photo by Michael Loccisano

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an award winning actor known around the world, died in his apartment at the age of 46, according to a Feb. 1 report in Huffington Post. New York City police were able to confirm that Hoffman was found deceased in his West Village flat.

The exact cause of the death of the Hoffman has not been officially determined, but the New York City police department stated that he was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, according to the NY Post. He is believed to have overdosed on drugs.

His personal assistance found him in the bathroom of his apartment at approximately 11:30 Saturday morning and called 911 for help.

In 2006, Hoffman stated in an interview with “60 Minutes” that he had struggled with addiction after drama school and into his career.

It was all that (drugs and alcohol), yeah. It was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all,” he said in the interview.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is beloved by his fans for his drama abilities, especially his character acting. He is known for his work in “Doubt”, “Almost Famous”, “The Big Lebowski” and “Boogie Nights”.

He will be missed by his family and millions of fans.