Breaking News of the Day: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in His New York Apartment

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The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York Apartment Sunday morning of an apparent overdose. The New York Times report:

The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found in his West Village apartment around 11:30 a.m. by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach Mr. Hoffman.

Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be her0in, the official said.

"It's pretty apparent that it was an overdose," the official said. "The syringe was in his arm."

Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 with his portrayal of Truman Capote in the film "Capote."

He was most recently known for his role in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" He was slated to star in two more installments.

Sad, sad news. Rest in peace.

RIP Nora Ephron

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Nora Ephron, the iconic writer who penned "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally," passed away today at the age of 71.

RIP Nora.

Actor James Garner Dies at 86

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The award-winning TV and movie actor, James Garner, died Saturday in his home in Los Angeles at 86.

Garner — most famous for his roles in 1950s western drama "Maverick," in addition to his role as a private investigator in "The Rockford Files" — was also well-known for many movies, including "The Great Escape" (1963) and the Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance" (1985).

"The actor's long success on television, usually as a droll and reluctant hero, was how he was chiefly remembered despite acclaimed performances in movies," The Post's Adam Bernstein wrote in an obituary.

Garner was also known to later generations as he starred in movies such as "The Notebook," along with the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" in 2002.

image: E! Online

RIP: Michael Clarke Duncan, At 54

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Michael Clarke Duncan, Academy Award-nominated actor for The Green Mile, died this morning due to complications of a prior heart attack. He was 54.

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