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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death: Police found 70 bags of heroin in actor’s home

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According to New York City police, up to 70 bags of suspected heroin have been found inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment a day after his death.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead at his Greenwich Village home on Sunday with a syringe in his arm.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on Monday. Police suspect Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose.

The lights along theatre marquees on New York’s Broadway were to be dimmed on Wednesday in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's home

New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home

Philip Seymour Hoffman earned three Tony award nominations for his work in New York theatre.

The actor is survived by his partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three children. In a statement, his family said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil.”

Julia Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner, said she was unsure when the results of Monday’s post-mortem examination, or autopsy, would be available.

“Sometimes we have to perform additional testing,” she said.


The post-mortem examination could explain how Philip Seymour Hoffman died apparently soon after injecting suspected heroin.

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