philip seymour hoffman*(Via Reuters/MSN – Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Oscar for the film “Capote,” was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, a New York Police Department source said.

The source said Hoffman, 46, was found dead after a friend of the actor placed a 911 emergency call.

The source gave no further details but the New York Times, citing a law enforcement official, said investigators found a syringe in Hoffman’s arm and an envelope containing what was believed to be heroin.

Born in upstate New York, Hoffman won an Academy Award for the 2005 biographical film “Capote,” in which he played writer Truman Capote. He also received three Academy Award nominations as best supporting actor, for “The Master” in 2013, “Doubt” in 2009 and “Charlie Wilson’s War” in 2008.

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