Sunday, February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC Apartment (Sad, Sad Update)

Posted By on Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in his NYC apartment.

Here's a sad update. According to the New York Times, Hoffman most likely died from a drug overdose and a syringe in his arm:

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not certain the actor’s family had been informed of the death.

The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found in his West Village apartment around 11:30 a.m. by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach Mr. Hoffman.

Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin, the official said

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WSJ:

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

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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