Shocking news today as Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. 

Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Capote," was only 46.
According to TMZ, he had a needle in his arm when his body was found.

The actor has struggled with substance abuse in the past -- and, in 2013, went to rehab after falling off the wagon by taking prescription pills and snorting heroin. He was in rehab for 10 days.

The actor is survived by his three children, Cooper, Tallulah and Willa, and his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell.

His family released the following statement:

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers."

The actor will be remembered for his roles in films like "Doubt," "The Big Lebowski," "Almost Famous" and collaborations with director Paul Thomas Anderson -- including "The Master," "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia."

He also won acclaim for his work on Broadway, in shows like "Death of a Salesman," "True West" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

Showtime had just announced a new 10-episode series with the actor, called "Happyish," last week.

He was also set to reprise his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the next two "Hunger Games" films, which are currently shooting. According to sources, he was just seven days shy of completion.

As soon as news of his death broke, celebrity fans and friends turned to Twitter to offer their condolences and memories of the late actor.

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