Yesterday, we reported the tragic news that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away from an apparent drug overdose, after he was found dead with a hypodermic needle in his arm. Today, a police search of the actor's apartment in the West Village of Manhattan turned up approximately 50 bags of heroin, along with used syringes, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs.
A full autopsy will be performed on Monday, although it isn't known when the results will be made public. The actor revealed last year he had been abusing heroin, and he had even completed a detox program in May.
The actor was in the midst of shooting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. He had shot a majority of his scenes for both movies, with just seven days left to shoot. The actor's death will not affect the release of either sequel. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be released on November 21, 2014, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 closing out the franchise on November 20, 2015. Philip Seymour Hoffman will not be cut from either release.
He also stars in the upcoming indie drama A Most Wanted Man, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. The actor won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in Capote. He was also nominated for his performances in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master. He was set to make his second directorial feature later this year, as Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams joined his long-gestating prohibition era drama Ezekiel Moss just https://movieweb.com/jake-gyllenhaal-and-amy-adams-headline-ezekiel-moss/one day before his passing this past weekend.