Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment by a screenwriter, at approximately 11:15 local time, who then called 911, The Wall Street Journal reports.
New York's Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death
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A look at the life and career of Philip Seymour Hoffman who has died from an "apparent drug overdose" aged 46.