Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead From Apparent Overdose

The Oscar-winning actor's body was discovered in his apartment by a friend.
3:00 | 02/03/14

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We turn you no the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old Oscar winner, brilliant actor. Found dead yesterday from an apparent overdose of heroin. Ryan smith is outside the building with the latest. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, George. The chief medical examiner's office in the next few hours is expected to reveal the exact cause of death. Here outside his west village home in Manhattan, many are stunned at the turn of events that ended the life of an acting legend. Mr. Hoffman! Reporter: The 46-year-old oscar-winning actor and Broadway veteran, found dead in his west village apartment Sunday morning after failing to pick up his three young children from his former girlfriend, screen writer David Katz went to his apartment and found his body. New York police saying he was found alone on the floor of his bathroom with heroin nearby and a needle protruding from his arm. He has multiple films coming out this year. He was a T the sun sxwrn dance film festival a few weeks ago. He is seen here if one of his last interviews. Someone's asking you to be involved in something that is truly personal. Those are the projects you want to be a part of. Reporter: Drug addiction, an issue that haunted him since college returned last year. He spoke of why he stopped. I was 22. I got panicked for my life. Reporter: He stayed sober for 23 years before relapsing. He checked into rehab in may of 2013. Sadly, a ran ttranscendant talent gone too soon. His family speaking out saying they're devastated by the loss of their beloved Phil. And thanking everyone for the outpouring of love and support they've received. Philip Seymour Hoffman is being remembered as one of the

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