The Wall Street Journal was among the first media outlets to report via Twitter that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning in a Manhattan apartment.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in Manhattan apartment, law-enforcement official says. http://t.co/LPmoCxiEGE— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 2, 2014
The New York Times later confirmed the death of an apparent drug overdose.
The New York Post reports that the actor was found with a needle in his arm.
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in bathroom with needle in arm http://t.co/hZr1Sgv87A— New York Post (@nypost) February 2, 2014
Buzzfeed provided some photos from the scene of the reported death.