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Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

NEW YORK (Associated Press/WBEN) Actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46.

The Academy Award winner was found in his Manhattan apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan this morning morning, according to the New York Police Department, which is investigating.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Hoffman won the Best Actor Academy Award for his leading role in the 2005 film "Capote."

He was nominated for three other best supporting actor Oscars, for his work in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt, and The Master.

A native of Fairport, NY, Hoffman also spent time in Buffalo during 2006 while filming The Savages. Tim Clark of the Buffalo-Niagara Film Commission worked with Homman in the days he was in Buffalo for that filming and ran into the actor just a few weeks ago at the Sundance Film Festival and said Sunday, "..he seemed to be in good spirits and in good shape when I saw him."

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