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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Police find 70 bags of heroin in actor's home

The Master

Story by Jack Foley

POLICE in New York have found “up to 70 bags of suspected heroin” inside the home of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The findings were reported by US media a day after his death on Sunday, February 2, 2014, from a suspected overdose.

A post-mortem examination was expected to be carried out on Monday (February 3) but according to Julia Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner, it is uncertain when the results of that examination would be available.

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

Both Hollywood and Broadway are still in a state of mourning for Hoffman, whose career has been celebrated by all who knew him – whether colleague or fan.

The lights along theatre marquees on New York’s Broadway are to be dimmed on Wednesday in honour of Hoffman, who appeared regularly on the stage and earned three Tony award nominations for his work in New York theatre.

And tributes continue to be paid by colleagues, including Robert De Niro who described Hoffman on Monday as “a wonderful actor”.

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