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Oscar-winning actor Hoffman, 46, found dead

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles in 2006. The actor was found dead in his apartment on Sunday. (The Associated Press)
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles in 2006. The actor was found dead in his apartment on Sunday. (The Associated Press)
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46. The two officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was ...


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