Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46 years old and a father of three. The story was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Police officials have said that Hoffman was found in his bathroom with a needle in his arm. Last summer, Hoffman checked himself into rehab after becoming addicted to heroin.

After a number of memorable supporting appearances in movies throughout the '90s like Boogie Nights and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hoffman earned the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote. Since then he has widely been tabbed as one of the world's top actors, picking up further Oscar nominations for his roles in Doubt and The Master. Hoffman was also hailed for his turn as Willy Loman in a 2012 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman.

Per IMDB, Hoffman will star in a number of movies set to be released in 2014, including Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man and further editions of the Hunger Games series.

At around 3 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon, Hoffman's family released this 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."

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