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NYPD describes details of Hoffman death to KLTV

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New York - Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning in his New York City apartment. KLTV spoke with officials on the case today who said he died of an alleged drug overdose.

You might remember Hoffman from his roles in The Big Lebowski, Moneyball, and Charlie Wilson’s War.

He had been nominated for four Oscars and three Tonys.

Hoffman had been open in the past about his drug addiction and spent some time in rehab as recently as 2013.

The body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman could be seen Sunday afternoon beneath a white sheet being taken away from his New York City apartment.

“Upon arrival he was observed unconscious in the bathroom. EMS announced him DOA a short time after that,” Lieutenant John Grimpel, with the New York Police Department, said.

Hoffman, dead on arrival, with a syringe still stuck in his left arm Lieutenant Grimpel said.

“There was alleged heroin found in a couple of envelopes,” he described.

He said officials found Hoffman fully clothed, lying unresponsive on the bathroom floor.

“Right now it’s an apparent drug overdose,” he said. “No foul play seems to be at play here.”

Two of Hoffman’s friends found him just after 11 Sunday morning and called 911.

“He was supposed to be somewhere at nine o’clock so that’s why they went to check on him,” he explained.

He was supposed to pick up his three young children, CNN reports, but never showed. Along with those three children, Hoffman also left behind his partner, Mimi O’Donnell.

A statement released on behalf of the family said, “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone.” The family also asked for privacy, thoughts, and prayers.

KLTV also spoke with the medical examiner’s office who tells us an autopsy will be performed as early as Monday.

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