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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

BREAKING NEWS: Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in Manhattan apartment after suffering suspected drugs overdose

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after suffering a suspected drugs overdose.

One of the most-highly regarded actors in America, Hoffman won a series of awards including a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2005 film Capote.

Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich village apartment on Sunday morning.

New York City Police Department is at the scene and investigating.

He was 46 and leaves behind his wife, the costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, and three children.

Hoffman had previously undergone treatment for heroin use and dependency to pills but sources close to the Hollywood star said he was struggling to beat his addiction.

Last year it was reported he had fallen off the wagon 23 years after he first quit booze and drugs, fearing his substance abuse would kill him.

The Capote and Boogie Nights star left a clinic on the east coast of America in May last year where he had spent 10 days being treated.

Hoffman started using prescription drugs in 2012 before moving on to heroin.

Although insisting he only used the class A drug for a week he said he realised he needed help and checked himself into rehab.

On leaving the centre he thanked a “great group of friends” for helping him kick the habit

Hoffman, who has a 10-year-old son and two young daughters, struggled with substance abuse and alcoholism in the past.

Speaking previously of his battle with the booze, he said: “It was pretty bad.

"And I know, deep down, I still look at the idea of drinking with the same ferocity that I did back then. I was young, I drank too much.”

He said at the time of he had had more money he would not have survived his addictions

He added: “I think back at that time, if I had the money, that kind of money and stuff, I would have died.”

Police said they were investigating a death at the actor’s home on trendy Bethune Street after being alerted at around 11:15 am

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farewell to one of the most talented actors in the world. :(

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