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

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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.

The Daily What: RIP: Andy Griffith, at 86

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The Daily What: RIP: Andy Griffith, at 86
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Television icon Andy Griffith, best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and country lawyer Ben Matlock on Matlock, died early this morning. He was 86.

Here are Griffith's reflections on aging:

You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.

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Elaine Stritch, the Sassy Broadway Icon, has Died at 89

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Elaine Stritch, the Sassy Broadway Icon, has Died at 89
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Elaine Stritch, an idolized Broadway actress and singer known for her tart-tongued, no-nonsense demeanor, passed away Thursday at the Age of 89.

Known for her most recent portrayal of Alec Baldwin's character on NBC's 30 Rock, her long and successful career earned her five Tony Award nominations and three Emmys.


photo via: NPR