Hollywood actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead

The actor died of drug-related offences.

An Academy Award (Oscar) winning American actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died on Sunday at his home in New York.

According to the police, Mr. Hoffman, 46, died of an apparent drug overdose.

He was found by his close friend, David Katz, on the bathroom floor with a needle in his arm and an envelope containing what was believed to be heroin.

Mr. Hoffman won an Oscar in 2005 for his starring role in Capote. He was also nominated for roles in The Master, and Charlie Wilson’s War and Doubt.

According to Reuters, the actor had spoken in the past of his struggle with drugs.

He is survived by three children with his partner, Mimi O’Donnell.

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