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Performance world mourns Hoffman's lossHe was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.Hoffman, a leading actor of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose.PoliceHoffman, who is survived by three children with his partner Mimi O'Donnell, had detailed his struggles with substance abuse in the past.Sunday afternoon saw onlookers gather near Hoffman's apartment, a four-story red brick building in a fashionable neighborhood of the West Village, where many other actors keep homes.Citing a law enforcement official, CNN reported that Hoffman was last seen alive at 8 p.m. Saturday. Born in upstate New York near Rochester, Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the 2005 biographical film "Capote".After more than a dozen earlier roles, Hoffman burst onto the film scene in 1997's "Boogie Nights," in which he played a lovelorn gay man in a movie about the porn industry.Showtime, the cable television network which had just ordered a 10-episode comedy, "Happyish," starring Hoffman and produced by his company, Cooper's Town Productions, mourned the actor's loss.
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