Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

A friend found the 46-year-old in his bathroom, dead of an apparent drug overdose.
3:00 | 02/03/14

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Good Monday morning I'm RC Gonzales in for Diana Perez and. And I'm John moment we. We begin with the new details on this shocking death of Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman -- and found 46 year old in his bathroom dead. Have an apparent drug overdose. From Broadway to the big screen Hoffman was one of the most ambitious actors of his generation. Fans gathered overnight at his New York City apartment to pay tribute with candles and flowers. ABC's -- Bradley is alive in lower Manhattan with the latest good morning to mind. -- and John good morning people this is the apartment -- the Oscar winning actor was found dead by his friends and police. There was an apparent drug overdose. Today the search for -- Sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Saltzman medical -- to be revealed later today overnight -- -- brought flowers Christmas. That it's. A great light -- Police say they found the Academy Award winning actor unresponsive. Lying on the bathroom floor of his apartment. Law enforcement official tells ABC news so -- Thousand -- arms and there -- envelopes of suspected heroin at the scene. Reaction pouring in from around the world we lost -- -- Very very -- -- -- -- Who knows what he would have been able to do in May of last year Hoffman admitted he had recently spent ten days in rehab for drug abuse including heroin. In 2006 the actor told sixty minutes he had a drug problem in his early twenties but it kick the habit for 23 years in the past there was. I was 22 and I airpower -- -- coffin was regarded as an ambitious leading man of incredible for a variety and depth. He earned praise for performances -- Charlie Wilson's war or discourage problem. And Capote which earned him his Oscar it's and -- Hoffman is survived by his longtime girlfriend theater director and costume designer Mimi O'Donnell and their three children. Back here live outside -- apartment as you can see people were dropped off flowers. And candles. All night they're trying to pay that respect so Hoffman appeared in more than fifty films and a career that spanned less than 25 years down the martian. -- -- rather live in lower Manhattan thank you.

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