Oscar-winning and World renowned actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment this morning during the 11 o’clock hour. The 46 year old actor and father of three was discovered in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm by a personal assistant.
Hoffman has been battling drugs and alcohol for sometime now, but his death still comes as a shock to the entertainment industry and fans of his work. Hoffman appeared to be in good health as recently as January 19th, which is when the photo above was taken at the Sundance Film Festival.
This story is developing, and we’ll keep you updated with the facts as they are made available.
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