Date: 3rd February 2014
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after an apparent drug overdose.
The Hollywood star, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2005 film Capote (2005), was 46 years old.
The father-of-three was found dead in his bathroom with a syringe in his arm, according to law enforcement sources.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, two officials said small envelopes they suspect contained heroin were found in the Greenwich Village apartment. They said the bags were marked with the ace of hearts and spades.
Throughout his career Hoffman featured in independent films as well as Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission Impossible III.
His latest role was in the Hunger Games series of films.
Hoffman's family called his death "tragic and sudden".
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone," they said in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Press Release