Oscar Award Winning Actor 46 Year old Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan NYC Apartment … Apparent Drug Overdose



The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Oscar Award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, has been found dead in his New York City apartment. The 46 year old actor was found dead in his apartment located at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The NY Post is reporting,  Hoffman was found by a friend at approximately 11:30 am Sunday inside his Greenwich Village home. The Post is also reporting that his death was of an apparent drug overdose.


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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.

The movie ‘Capote’ is obviously what made Philip Seymour Hoffman a house hold name; however, my favorite roles of Hoffman were George Willis Jr. in A ‘Scent of a Woman,’ Dustin Davis in Twister and Scottie J. in Boogie Nights.

UPDATE I: In much more happier times, Philip Seymour Hoffman winning Best Actor for ‘Capote’. Sadly, I cannot help but notice that two of the actors who were up for ‘Best Actor’ at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006 are now dead. Heath Ledger was also found dead in his NYC apartment in 2008.

UPDATE II: TMZ is reporting authorities found a needle in his arm.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the actor was found Sunday morning inside of his Greenwich apartment … and they’re still on scene investigating.

Details surrounding his death are unclear … but the actor had struggled with drug problems … most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May.

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