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Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC Apartment at Age 46

​Sad news for fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman: The actor was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment on Sunday morning. He was 46.

While younger fans might know Philip best as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games franchise, Philip has a long and acclaimed history in film. A highly acclaimed character actor, Philip won a Best Actor Oscar for playing legendary author Truman Capote in 2005's Capote. Other real-life people he brought to the big screen include the late rock critic Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, Major League Baseball infielder Art Howe in Moneyball, and CIA officer Gust Avrakotos in Charlie Wilson's War.

Philip was also a staple in cult classic films, like the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski, Paul Thomas Anderson drama Boogie Nights, and the thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Our hearts go out to his family; he's survived by his wife, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children.

What was your favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie? Let us know in the comments.

02.3.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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