Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York Apartment

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By Shari Weiss

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Philip Seymour Hoffman has died.

The Oscar winner was found dead of a suspected overdose in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, according to the New York Police Department.

He was 46.

According to police officials, Hoffman was found in the bathroom of his apartment in the West Village with a syringe in his arm. He leaves behind three children.

Last year it was reported Hoffman spent 10 days in a drug detox treatment program for substance abuse that began with prescription pills before escalating to heroin. The actor dealt with drug abuse problems in his early twenties but had been sober for two decades before his 2013 relapse.

Hoffman, most recently seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was revered for his film and stage work.

He won an Academy Award in 2005 for Capote, and was most recently nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Master in 2012. The actor was nominated several more Oscars over the years, in addition to Golden Globes and Tony Awards.

Hoffman had reportedly completed filming the next Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 1, but the final installment has not yet completed production. The movie star was at the Sundance Film Festival last month — see photo above to promote his upcoming film, A Most Wanted Man.

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