Show Biz Buzz: Remembering Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation, who gave unbeleievable juice to a wide range of sidekicks, villains and leading men on screen and embraced some of the theater’s toughest roles on Broadway, died yesterday at an apartment in Greenwich Village. He was 46. The New York Times reports the death was apparently from a drug overdose, as he was found by a friend with a needle in his arm. The friend, David Bar Katz, became concerned after being unable to reach Hoffman. Cops say along with the syringe in his left forearm, at least two plastic envelopes with what appeared to be heroin were found nearby, and five empty plastic envelopes in a trash bin. Mr. Hoffman was long known to struggle with addiction. He got sober for over 20 years after college at NYU, but started struggling again…

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