Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead of Suspected Overdose

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- A drug overdose is suspected in the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. That's according to two law enforcement officials, who say the Oscar-winning actor had a syringe in his arm when he was found dead today in his New York City apartment. Hoffman won an Academy Award in 2006 for his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Capote." More recently, he was Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and was reprising that role in the two-part sequel that's in the works. Hoffman was 46.

The family of Philip Seymour Hoffman says his death is "a tragic and sudden loss." In a statement, the family said the "outpouring of love and support" was appreciated. They asked people to respect their privacy. Hoffman leaves behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children.


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