Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead at New York Apartment

Hoffman was known to have suffered from heroin abuse, thought to be the cause of his death at 46.

Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2013.

Philip Seymour Hoffman seen arriving for the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2013. 

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his New York apartment Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official speaking anonymously to The New York Times. Hoffman was 46.

Hoffman’s production company had not confirmed his death at the time of the Times report. According to the official, Hoffman was discovered in his bathroom with a syringe in his arm and with what appeared to be heroin. Hoffman had spoken about his struggle with drug addiction before, saying it started after he graduated college. Last May, he checked himself into a 10-day detox program.

Born in Fairport, N.Y., in 1967, Hoffman studied theater in high school and college and had a celebrated career on both stage and screen. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and won for best actor in 2006 for his role in “Capote.”

In 2012, Hoffman starred in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” which brought him his third Tony Award nomination. He recently appeared in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  and was in attendance at last month’s Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of his film "A Most Wanted Man."