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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead from Apparent Drug Overdose

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 -- Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, died Sunday from an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffman was found in a Greenwich Village apartment by a friend who went to check on the actor because he was unable to reach him, The New York Times reported.

A law enforcement official said Hoffman was found with a syringe in his left arm, along with at least two plastic envelopes that contained what appeared to be heroin. Five empty plastic envelopes were found in a garbage can.

Hoffman had long struggled with addiction. Last year, he spent about 10 days in a rehabilitation program after a dependence of prescription pills led him to begin using heroin again, The Times reported.

Posted: February 2014