Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died from an "apparent drug overdose" in his New York City apartment, an NYPD spokesman said.
The 46-year-old was found dead in his bathroom in the city's Greenwich Village area at 11.30am local time.
Awarded a best actor actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 film Capote, Seymour Hoffman checked into rehab in May for heroin use .
"He was found dead in his bathroom of an apparent drug overdose," an NYPD spokesman said.
Police were called by a friend of the actor, the spokesman said.
Speaking at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards in central London, John Hurt - who starred with Seymour Hoffman in 2003 film Owning Mahowny - said: "It's a devastating loss. His contribution was massive."