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