” Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose —- with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm —- inside a Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday, cops said.
Screenwriter and friend David Bar Katz called 911 around 11:30 a.m. after he and a female friend found Hoffman in his underwear on a bathroom floor at 35 Bethune St., sources said.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York City apartment building, Pickwick House, where the actor was found dead earlier today.
The pair went to check on Hoffman after he missed an appointment to pick up his three kids from longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell, sources said.
Cops found five empty glassine envelopes in a garbage can, two more under the bed and one on a table in the apartment, where Hoffman — who has repeatedly struggled with substance abuse — was living recently, sources said.
Cops also found a charred spoon in the kitchen sink, sources say. “
The excerpt from the article “OD eyed in Philip Seymour Hoffman death” by the New York Post.
The Oscar-winning Actor had a few projects scheduled to be released, such as the upcoming last two films of “The Hunger Games,” in which he is scheduled to reprise his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in both “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”