Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film, “Capote.”
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UPDATE: Sources confirm the actor died from an apparent drug overdose. He was found with a needle in his arm.
#BREAKING: Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead Sunday of apparent drug overdose, officials confirm
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