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Fans pay respects to Hoffman at New York apartment

Published on Feb 5, 2014 5:53 AM
 
Passersby leave flowers on a makeshift memorial for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in front of his apartment building in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Feb 4, 2014. Subdued fans laid roses, photographs and beer outside the apartment of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Tuesday two days after his death from a suspected overdose. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Subdued fans laid roses, photographs and beer outside the apartment of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Tuesday two days after his death from a suspected overdose.

The results of an autopsy on the 46-year-old star are expected to be made public as early as Tuesday, but tests have already concluded that Hoffman was in possession of heroin when he died.

The sudden death of the 46-year-old father of three young children, hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation, has shocked Hollywood and devastated his family.

In a career spanning more than 20 years and 50 films, Hoffman mesmerised filmgoers with his portrayal of some of the most repellent and yet electrifying characters of the silver screen.

 
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