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Autopsy on Philip Seymour Hoffman inconclusive, more tests needed: Official

Published on Feb 6, 2014 2:45 AM
 
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with his Oscar for Best Actor, during the 78th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on Mar 5, 2006. The results of an autopsy on Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's body were inconclusive, and further tests have been ordered, the New York medical examiner's office said on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - The results of an autopsy on Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's body were inconclusive, and further tests have been ordered, the New York medical examiner's office said on Wednesday.

A spokesman told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that pathologists had not yet reached a conclusion on the cause and manner of the death of the 46-year-old, whose body was found in his New York home on Sunday.

Hoffman, who had three children, was hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation. Police have said the cause of death is a suspected overdose. Hoffman was found with a needle in his arm and there were 50 envelopes of heroin, syringes and other pills in the apartment.

But the medical examiner's office is awaiting the results of further tests and gave no time frame for when they might be available other than indicating it might take several more days.

 
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