Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after an apparent drugs overdose.
Hoffman, who was 46, won the Academy Award for Best actor for the 2005 film, Capote.
The American actor and father of three was found in his bathroom on Sunday morning on the 4th floor of his West Village Apartment according to law enforcement officials with a syringe still sticking out of his arm surrounded by bags of heroin.
Dead at 46: Philip Seymour Hoffman with his Oscar for Capote at the 78th Academy Awards press room, Los Angeles, in 2006
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is to determine exact cause of death - but law enforcement sources speaking to the New York Post have said that a drug overdose is to blame.
The actor was discovered fully clothed in the bathroom of his fourth floor apartment in the Pickwick House around 11:15 am his screenwriter friend David Katz, who called 911 - and it is believed that the actor's body is still inside.
The news of the death of Hoffman comes just one day after representatives for the actor issued a statement denying he was dead after an internet hoax claimed the star had passed away on Saturday.