UPDATE: Oscar-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment

Winner of best actor in 2005 for his role in Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York Apartment Sunday.

Both New York City Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are working together on the investigation with the latter working to find the exact cause of death.

Last May, Hoffman entered a detox program because he relapse back into using narcotics after 23 years clean. He said it started with prescription pills and escalated to snorting heroin. He only spent 10 days at the facility before leaving to start another movie.

Hoffman was found in his apartment in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was 46 years old.

**UPDATE 2/3 8:30AM** According to a TMZ.com source, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found by a playwright friend who was watching his kids. The friend became concerned when Hoffman never showed up to pick up his kids Sunday morning.  According to their report, Hoffman was found in his bathroom in his boxer shorts with a needle sticking out of his left arm. 10 glassine envelopes were found with only two still containing heroin, while the others had presumably been consumed by Hoffman.

Hoffman had said the reason that he entered the above mentioned detox program was because he feared that he was getting close to intravenous heroin use and wanted to stop before it got bad. Apparently, it still got bad.

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