The Oscar winning Actor was found dead at his New York home today Sunday February 2nd of an apparent drug overdose. He was just 46 years old. According to law enforcement, the American actor and father of three was found on the bathroom floor of apartment 4D in his $10,000 a month West Village apartment Sunday morning wearing only shorts and t-shirt with a hypodermic needle sticking out of his left arm surrounded by empty bags of heroin. Just before 7 p.m., medical examiners finally removed Mr Hoffman’s body from the apartment where it had remained all day. Crime scene unit investigators spent the entire afternoon and early evening collecting evidence from the home.
Authorities confirmed that the last time the stage and film actor was seen was at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Speculation is rife the actor was killed by a deadly new variant of the opiate known as white heroin.
Mr Hoffman won the best actor Academy Award for the 2005 film, Capote.
Mimi O’Donnell, Mr Hoffman’s partner of 14 years and the mother of his three children, first raised the alarm after he failed to collect son Cooper, 10, and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, as arranged.
The actor and Miss O’Donnell reportedly separated in October, when it is believed he moved into the two bedroom West Village apartment. The apartment is just a few blocks from the family’s $4 million home in Jane Street
Police described seeing a home filled with pictures of his three children. In stark contrast, however, investigators discovered heroin envelopes in the bathroom trash marked in purple with either an Ace of Spades or an Ace of Hearts, according to the Daily Beast.