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Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Philip Seymour Hoffman has died aged 46.

The iconic actor was found at his Manhattan apartment following a phone call to the emergency services at 11.30 am local time by a friend.

Police have revealed Philip died from what appears to be a drug overdose and is said to have been found with a needle in his arm.

Last year the film star was forced to enter rehab due to his use of prescription pills and snorting heroin after 23 years of being clean. Ten days later Philip left the facility on the East Coast and thanked his “great group of friends and family” for their support.

Fellow actors have already shared their condolences on Twitter, praising Philip's talent.

British star Tom Hiddleston wrote: “Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is so unbearably sad,” while The Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood posted: “heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman (sic)”

Philip rose to fame after his breakthrough role in 1997 movie Boogie Nights. He then went on to star in hit films such as Capote, The Talented Mr. Ripley and most recently The Hunger Games.

Philip is survived by his wife Mimi O’Donnell and children Tallulah, Cooper and Willa.

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