Actor had entered detox program last year after suffering a relapse
Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s New York apartment contained approximately 50 bags of heroin at the time of his death on Sunday, according to multiple media reports.
Investigators also found used syringes and prescription drugs in the home of the 46-year-old “Capote” star, ABC News said Monday. TMZ also reported that approximately 50 packets of heroin were found, citing police sources.
A New York Police Department spokesman told TheWrap that police responded to a 911 call at approximately 11:36 a.m., and found Hoffman unconscious and unresponsive while lying on the bathroom floor, but did not confirm the presence or quantity of heroin. Emergency Medical Services pronounced Hoffman dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating the death and are awaiting a report from the Medical Examiner, which could come early this week, to determine what direction the investigation will take next. Hoffman’s autopsy had been scheduled for Monday.
Hoffman, who had spoken candidly about his history of addiction and had claimed to have been clean for decades, entered a detox program last year after relapsing.
The actor is survived by his girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell and three children.