Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead, ABC News has confirmed. The 46-year-old actor, an Oscar winner for the 2005 movie Capote, was found dead in his Manhattan home on Sunday. The NYPD confirms that Hoffman’s body was found at his apartment in Manhattan’s West Village. So far, no cause of death has been released, though a law enforcement official tells ABC News that heroin was found at the scene, and a needle was sticking out of Hoffman’s arm.
Screenwriter David Katz and a friend found Hoffman at 11:15 a.m. and called 911. He was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.
Last May, Hoffman entered rehab after admitting to snorting heroin; prior to that, he said he had been clean for 23 years.
In addition to his Best Actor win for Capote, Hoffman was also Oscar-nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, for the 2012 film The Master, the 2008 film Doubt, and the 2007 film Charlie Wilson’s War. He also appeared in Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Moneyball, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous and Cold Mountain. He was most recently seen as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the smash hit Hunger Games and sequel …read more
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