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Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in NYC with a needle in his arm

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead at the age of 46. The actor leaves behind three children with his partner Mimi O'Donnell. After screenwriter David Katz called 911, police officers arrived. They found Hoffman dead in the bathroom of his West Greenwich Village apartment in New York City. He had a needle in his arm.

Hoffman is one of only seven actors who have won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe, and S.A.G. award for one single performance — his role as the lead in "Capote" in 2005. He won a total of 23 awards for that one performance as author Truman Capote. Hoffman was also nominated for the best supporting actor Academy Award for “The Master” (2013), “Doubt” (2008), and “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007).

As so many addicts before him, he had attempted to get sober before. The actor claimed he'd had 23 years sober after going to a rehab. By his own admission, he drank again in 2012. In May of 2013 he went to another treatment program for his heroin and prescription drugs addictions.

He had just finished two movie projects, "God's Pocket" and "A Most Wanted Man." In January he was at the Sundance Film Festival to celebrate these two films. In “God’s Pocket” he is a thief in a small town. After the death of his stepson, the character faces the harsh realities of his life.

Rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman. You will be missed.

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