Feb. 2 - Actor Kevin Bacon says ''I am just heartbroken'' after hearing about death of award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Actor Kevin Bacon said "I am just heartbroken" after hearing about death of award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for the film "Capote," was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday in what a police source described as an apparent drug overdose.
Actor and singer Harry Connick, Jr. said, "It just makes me hug my children a little tighter and hug my wife and think how blessed we are to have each other because you just don't know and it's just really really tragic and my heart really goes out to his family and friends."
Hoffman, 46, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Greenwich Village apartment by police responding to an emergency 911 call, and Emergency Medical Service workers declared him dead on the scene, the New York City Police Department said in a statement. An investigation was ongoing.
The New York Times, citing a law enforcement official, said investigators found a syringe in Hoffman's arm and an envelope containing what was believed to be heroin.
A police department source told Reuters that Hoffman had died of an apparent drug overdose.
Hoffman, who is survived by three children with his partner Mimi O'Donnell, had detailed his struggles with substance abuse in the past.