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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Apartment

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. He was 46.

The cause of death was not officially determined.

Hoffman — no matinee-idol figure with his tubby, lumpy build and limp blond hair — made his career mostly as a character actor, and was one of the most prolific in the business.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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    Fascinating coincidence: I've watched him in The Big Lebowski last night.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    If he's hanging from a closet rod with his dick in his hand, it's auto-erotic asphyxiation.

  • Not an Economist||

    That sucks. He was a hell of an actor. RIP. My condolences to his family and friends.

    Supposedly they found him with a needle in his arm. He has had issues with drugs in the past and apparently relapsed.

  • BuSab Agent||

    Another death that I will lay squarely at the feet of Rehab. When you quit heroin for a while, your tolerance goes back down, so the old dose an addict was used to is now a fatal overdose, but the clinics never pass this particular useful tidbit along. Because none of their clients would ever relapse..

  • SOFL Hockey Fan||

    Gene Kelly, Sid Vicious, Dimitri Mendeleyev, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman all died on February 2 which coincidentally is Ayn Rand's birthday.

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  • JeremyR||

    Gene Kelly was great in Viva Knievel.

  • lap83||

    Very sad. He was a great character actor.

  • GroundTruth||