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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

Assistant Arts & Entertainment

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 22:02

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Victoria Wills | AP


Award winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning in his New Your City apartment of an apparent drug overdose. 


According to the Los Angeles Times, Hoffman was 46 years old and his body was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 am Eastern Standard time. 


The actor was found with a needle stuck in his left arm. Police also discovered two envelopes consisting of heroin near his body as well as five empty envelopes in the trash. 


Hoffman had struggled with addiction in the past and was very open about it. The New York Daily news reported that he spent some time in rehab back in May. 


Hoffman is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children, Cooper, Tallulah and Willa. 


The actor is most notable for his portrayal of AL Capote for which he won an Academy Award in the best actor category and most recently his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the blockbuster hit The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


He was currently filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay before his untimely death. 


Hoffman was a celebrated actor that will be missed but ultimately his battle with addiction ultimately lead to his death.


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