Oscar-Winning Actor Dies In Apparent Drug Overdose In New York City.

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away in New York City in what the New York Police Department (NYPD) is calling an apparent drug overdose.

Police sources within the NYPD confirmed on Sunday, February 2, 2014 that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment. The police were tipped off about Hoffman’s possible death by a friend of the actor who called the 911 emergency line. The police and paramedics arrived at the apartment within minutes of the call, but could not revive the 46 year-old actor. Hoffman had a needle in his vein and a bag of heroin was reportedly found next to the body.

Hoffman won an Oscar in 2006 for his role in the biographical film “Capote” about the life of writer Truman Capote. Hoffman had also been nominated for an Oscar three times for his supporting roles in “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Doubt” and “The Master.” Hoffman was prominent in the world of independent films, starring and winning awards in over a dozen independent films.

Hoffman’s death from an apparent drug overdose is not entirely unforeseen. Hoffman had spoken on several occasions about his drug addictions, including in a 2006 interview when he said that he used “anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all.”

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