Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The report, quoting the New York Police Department, said an investigation was underway and the exact cause of death is not yet known. According to the entertainment site Today, he was found dead on the bathroom floor of his apartment in Manhattan's West Village with a syringe still in his arm. Glassine bags believed to contain heroin were also found.

Seymour Hoffman battled with drug abuse and reportedly checked himself into rehab for heroin abuse last year.

He has starred in such films as Capote, for which he won an Oscar, Boogie Nights, the 25th Hour and most recently, The Master.