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Report: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

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Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment this morning, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. A law enforcement official stated Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in the West Village, and the NYPD is currently investigating the scene.

Hoffman, 46, won an Academy Award for his role as Truman Capote in the 2005 film "Capote" and also had roles in films such as "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "The Big Lebowski", "Boogie Nights", and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Hoffman was currently filming the second part of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay".

His performance as Truman Capote also netted him a B.A.F.T.A. Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and S.A.G. Award. Hoffman was also twice nominated for Tony Awards for his stage work in "True West" and "Long Day's Journey into Night" in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

UPDATE: Multiple sources are confirming Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, with the likely cause being a drug overdose. Wall Street Journal reporter Pervaiz Shallwani tweeted that a law enforcement source had stated that Hoffman was found in the bathroom of the apartment with a needle in his arm.

Hoffman had announced that he was entering a rehabilitation facility in May of 2013 to deal with an addiction to heroin.

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