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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his New York City apartment

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February 2nd, 2014

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment of an apparent drug overdose, a New York Police Department source says.

The source said Hoffman, 46, was found dead on Sunday after a friend of the actor placed a 911 emergency call.

The source gave no further details but the New York Times, citing a law enforcement official, said investigators found a syringe in Hoffman’s arm and envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin.

Born in 1967 in upstate New York, Hoffman won an Academy Award for the 2005 biographical film Capote, in which he played writer Truman Capote. He also received three Academy Award nominations as best supporting actor, for The Master in 2013, Doubt in 2009 and Charlie Wilson’s War in 2008.

Hoffman’s family released a statement requesting privacy during their time of grief.

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