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Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead

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Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday morning. The cause of death is an apparent drug overdose. Official cause of death will be released at a later date after the coroner has had a chance to examine Hoffman, though the cause is fairly apparent.

According to the NY Times, an anonymous official said Hoffman was found in his apartment around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday by a friend. The friend became concerned when Hoffman could not be reached and went to his apartment.

Investigators found a syringe in Hoffman’s arm. “It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” the official said. “The syringe was in his arm.” Hoffman won an Academy Award for his role as Truman Capote in 2005, spoke about “falling off the wagon” after 23 years of sobriety.

Hoffman has also had roles in “The Hunger Games”, “The Master”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Moneyball”, “Doubt”, “Almost Famous” and “The Savages”. Hoffman is the father of three.

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