NEW YORK — Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
Hoffman, 46, was found in the bathroom of the fourth-floor apartment, the sources told CNN.
Police found what they believe to be heroin inside the apartment, a source told CNN.
Hoffman’s body was discovered by a playwright who had been working with him.
A needle was found in one of the actor’s arms, the sources told CNN.
Hoffman won an Academy Award for best actor for the 2005 biopic “Capote.”
He was a beefy 5-foot-10-inch man, but was convincing as the slight 5-foot-3-inch Truman Capote. He had a booming voice like a deity’s but often played shlubby, conflicted characters.
He could be heartfelt and giving, as with his male nurse in “Magnolia” or rock critic in “Almost Famous,” or creepily Machiavellian, like the…
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