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Actor Phillip Hoffman Seymour Dead At 46

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Talented Actor Phillip Hoffman Seymour was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose.  Mr. Seymour had been struggling with drug addiction for a large portion of his life.  Sources say 70 baggies of herion were found in the actor’s apartment. Investigators also found about 20 hypodermic needles and five prescription drugs including one used by herion addicts to help kick a habit.  No one wakes up deciding to overdose but it is one of the risks of drug addiction, maybe Hoffman’s death will be another warning and might save other lives.

Heroin overdoses are a routine part of life in the emergency room, and they’re fairly easy to treat. Dr. Bruce MacLeod is used to seeing them at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh as stated in an article on NPR News.  To read more about this epidemic visit: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/01/269750147/tainted-heroin-blamed-for-overdose-deaths-in-pennsylvania

 

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Matt Carr/Getty Images

Mr.Seymour played Truman Capote, in his Oscar-winning role, and the rock-critic sage Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. And the affable priest accused of pedophilla in Doubt and the obnoxious interloper in  The Talented Mr.Ripley. He also played the cult leader in the The Master, and the obscene phone caller in Happiness and not to forget the porn-filled gofer with the too-tight T-shirts in Boogie Nights.  For all of his credits visit IMDB.com

(READ: Hoffman on making Capote)

(READ: Catherine Mayer on Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man)

Mr. Hoffman leaves behind his three children and a legion of fans.

 

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