Posted On 03 Feb 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award for ‘Capote’ and one of the most prestigious American film actors, was today found dead in a New York apartment at the age of 46, apparently victim of an overdose.
The corpse was found in the bathroom of the house with a needle still dangling from his arm, as the police said to the newspaper New York Post”, which says that the investigators found heroin in the place.
Hoffman had admitted in the past his problems with drugs during various phases of his life; last year he entered for ten days in a detoxification clinic.
As he told to the website TMZ , he had begun a year earlier to take pills and had finished sniffing heroin.
The Screenwriter David Katz was who found the lifeless body of Hoffman in his home in the New York neighbourhood of Greenwich Village and who alerted the emergency services shortly before noon, local time (10:00 of Ecuador), according to what police sources told to the ‘ The Wall Street Journal ‘.
Other media, however, indicate that the apartment where Hoffman was found was not his usual home, but a nearby apartment.
The New York Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the death, which are not official yet.