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Hoffman, Oscar Laureate, Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
FEBRUARY 03, 2014

   
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, who got an Oscar for his role in the Hollywood classic "Capote," is no more. He died of suspected drug overdose in New York. Hoffman. Investigators found Hoffman with a syringe in his arm and recovered two small plastic bags containing a substance suspected of being heroin.

 

Born near Rochester, Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for "Capote," in which he played writer Truman Capote. Hoffman burst onto the film scene in 1997's " Boogie Nights," in which he played a lovelorn gay man in a movie about the porn industry.



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