Finding actor Philip Hoffman dead and suspicion of drug
A source in the New York City Police said that the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award on Sunday, was found dead in his apartment in New York because of a drug overdose, apparently.
The source added that Hoffman, 46 years old , was found in his apartment in Manhattan after a call from one of his friends the emergency number 911.
The source did not give further details except that the New York Times quoted a police official as saying that investigators had found a syringe in the arm Hoffman and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin.
Hoffman was born in New York and was awarded the Oscar for best actor in 2005 for the film (Capote), which deals with the biography of the author Truman Capote. Hoffman was nominated three times for the award for best supporting actor years 2008, 2009 and 2013.
Hoffman talked in the past about his penchant for drugs, said in an interview in 2006 with CBS that he dealt with "all came to my hands. Liked all kinds.
It showed that the police and apparently the cause of death was a drug overdose, noting that the body was found lying on the floor in the toilet room inside the apartment, and it is still under investigation in this incident.
He is a Best Actor of the British Academy of Arts Film and Television and the best actor of the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Golden Globe for best actor, he appeared in several films, including Scent of a Woman and The Talented Mr. Ripley and barely famous and Mount Snow and hour 25, and Charlie Wilson's War, New York football and money.