Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: '70 bags of heroin' found inside actor’s home
Drugs allegedly had notorious 'Ace of Spades' symbol used by street dealers stamped on them
New York City police investigating the home of Philip Seymour Hoffman following his tragic death from a suspected drug overdose have found up to 70 bags of heroin, according to US reports.
The 46-year-old actor was discovered by his personal assistant and his friend, playwright David Katz, on the floor of the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe sticking out of his arm.
According to American media sources, several of the bags of drugs allegedly found were stamped with the ace of hearts and ace of spades symbols, both of which are said to represent brand names of heroin that street dealers use.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman from the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said that she was unsure when the results of Hoffman’s post-mortem examination, carried out on Monday, would be released.
“Sometimes we have to perform additional testing,” she said.
Tributes from leading film industry figures and former co-stars continued to pour in for the actor last night, as the lights along Broadway’s theatre marquees were dimmed as a mark of respect to the late star.
Yesterday, Jennifer Lawrence and the cast of the Hunger Games – in which Hoffman starred as the games master Plutarch Heavensbee – released a joint statement following his death. "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now,” it read. “Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.”
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