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Posted: Sunday, 02 February 2014 2:35PM

Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at at 46



Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead, ABC News has confirmed. The 46-year-old actor, an Oscar winner for the 2005 movie Capote, was found dead in his Manhattan home.  The NYPD confirms that Hoffman's body was found at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. So far, no cause of death has been released.

Last May, Hoffman entered rehab after admitting to snorting heroin; prior to that, he said he had been clean for 23 years.

In addition to his Best Actor win for Capote, Hoffman was also Oscar-nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, for the 2012 film The Master, the 2008 film Doubt, and the 2007 film Charlie Wilson's War. He also appeared in Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Moneyball, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous and Cold Mountain.  He was most recently seen as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the smash hit Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

Hoffman was also active in the theater, appearing in plays like Death of a Salesman; he also directed plays, and was nominated for Tony Awards three times.

The actor is the father of three children with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.

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