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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his Manhattan apartment

Fatality » Sources say actor may have died from a drug overdose.



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Born in 1967 in Fairport, N.Y., Hoffman was an athletic boy, but a neck injury suffered while wrestling ended any hopes of a career in sports. He soon became interested in acting, mesmerized at 12 by a local production of Arthur Miller’s "All My Sons."

He studied theater as a teenager with the New York State Summer School of the Arts and the Circle in the Square Theatre. He then majored in drama at New York University.

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