AP sources: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead with syringe in arm, drug overdose suspected

NEW YORK - American actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46.

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ABC News reported the Academy Award winner was found in his Manhattan apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan this morning morning, according to the New York Police Department, which is investigating.

Law enforcement officials say Hoffman was found with a syringe in his arm and a drug overdose is suspected as his cause of death.
 
The two officials spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about evidence found at the scene.
 
The officials say glassine envelopes they suspect contained heroin were also found in Hoffman's New York City apartment. Those items are being tested.
 
They say Hoffman's body was discovered by two people: a friend who made the 911 call and his assistant.

Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award for his leading role in the 2005 film "Capote."

He was nominated for three other best supporting actor Oscars, for his work in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, and The Master.

Hofman appeared in dozens of movies, including: Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Patch Adams (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Magnolia (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Red Dragon (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Moneyball  (2011), The Ides of March (2011) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).

Hofman will appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which is in post-production. It's not clear whether his death will impact The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, which is still filming, according to IMDb.com.

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