Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

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Oscar winner PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 46.

The Capote star's body was found in his New York home on Sunday (02Feb14).

Hoffman has struggled with drug abuse in the past and reportedly checked himself into rehab last year (13) to battle an addiction to heroin after 23 years of sobriety.

The actor began his career in the early 1990s, appearing in films like Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

In 2005, he portrayed Truman Capote in Capote and picked up a Best Actor Academy Award for the role.

Hoffman also received Oscar nominations for his supporting roles in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master.

In addition to his movie work, Hoffman was an accomplished thespian, earning Tony Award nominations for the plays True West, Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey into Night.

He also co-starred in last year's (13) Hunger Games film Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee. The character also appears in the next two films in the series. It is unclear if Hoffman completed shooting for the film series.

The actor was signed on to lead the cast of new TV drama Happyish and he was about to start work on his second directorial feature, Ezekiel Moss, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams.

Hoffman is survived by his longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell, their son Cooper, and daughters Tallulah and Willa

WENN


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