Wall Street Journal: Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

The newspaper cites police source on the death of the Oscar-winner who struggled with drug addiction

By Salon Staff

Published February 2, 2014 6:34PM (EST)

        (The Weinstein Company)
(The Weinstein Company)

The Wall Street Journal -- citing a source within the New York Police Deparment -- is reporting that Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead, and that the actor was discovered in his Manhattan apartment today.

From the WSJ report:

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

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