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Obituary: Philip Seymour Hoffman


Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York, police say.

The 46-year-old was found in his Manhattan apartment after a friend called the emergency services.

The police said the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffmann made his name in the 1990s in films including Boogie Nights and The Big Lebowski, before winning the best actor Oscar for his 2005 portrayal of writer Truman Capote.

Throughout his career he featured in independent films as well as Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission Impossible III.

His latest role was in the Hunger Games series of films — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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