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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (MyFoxBoston.com/FOXNews.com) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor who appeared in such films as "Capote" and "Charlie Wilson's War," was found dead in an apartment in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 46.

The Oscar-winning actor died of an apparent drug overdose, according to FOX News. NYPD responded to an apartment in the West Village just after 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

In May 2013, Hoffman checked himself into a rehab facility for heroin, according to TMZ. He had been sober for 23 years but started using again in 2012, TMZ reported.

Hoffman's acting career spanned more than 20 years. His breakout role came in 1997's "Boogie Nights," though throughout the years, he played characters in a range of movies, from dramas to comedies. He won an Academy Award in 2006 for best performance by an actor in a leading role for playing Truman Capote in 2006's "Capote."

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