Sky News — 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, was 46 years old.
His other film credits included The Big Lebowski, Mission: Impossible III, and The Talented Mr Ripley.
Last year he revealed he was forced to check himself into rehab after taking prescription pills and snorting heroin, having managed to stay clean for 23 years.
The father-of-three reportedly admitted he “started off taking prescription pills which escalated to snorting heroin”.
The star was apparently concerned he was about to lose control and so checked himself into a detox facility on the East Coast.
On leaving the centre after 10 days, Hoffman credited “a great group of friends and family” for the support and encouragement to get help.