Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead—Suspected Heroin Overdose

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Actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2), reports The Wall Street Journal.

Hoffman, 46, was known for such outstanding roles as Truman Capote in Capote (2005), Art Howe in Moneyball (2011) and Plutarch Heavensbee in Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), among so many others.

The New York City Police Department says the exact circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation, but it appears he died from a drug overdose.

Sources add that a close friend found Hoffman's body on the floor of the actor's bathroom...with a needle in his arm.

In May 2013, Hoffman checked into a rehab facility to deal with his heroin addiction.

Since the news broke, Hoffman's family has released a statement, reading, "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers,”

 

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