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Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman by Joey Paur

I really don't like delivering this kind of news, but I'm sorry to say that 46-year-old Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in New York. 

The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, and law enforcement officials said Hoffman was found dead at his apartment in the West Village. He was found around 11:15 a.m. in his bathroom by a screenwriter, who called 911. According to the New York Post, he had a hypodermic needle still in his arm, which makes this whole thing even more tragic. 

Hoffman, who won the best actor Oscar for Capote in 2005, most recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new films God’s Pocket and A Most Wanted Man. The actor has been in a ton of films in his career, such as Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, Twister, The Master, Moneyball, MI:3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and so many more. I have to say though, one of my favorite, in my mind most entertaining, performances that he gave was as Sandy Lyle in Along Came Polly. No matter how many times I've seen that movie, he always makes me laugh. He was currently preparing to direct his second film, Ezekiel Moss.

This is a truly sad day, and our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed. 

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