NEW YORK [PeterPaul.ca] — The autopsy results for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman are inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death of the late Oscar winner, the New York medical examiner’s office confirmed Wednesday. Spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said in a telephone interview with PeterPaul.ca that autopsy results were inconclusive, pending further tests.
Hoffman, considered one of the most admired American actors of his time, died February 2 after an alleged drug overdose at the age of 46, officials said. The actor had been curious about the drug for some time and eventually developed an addiction in mid-2013, TMZ.com reported.
“It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” an official told TMZ.com.
Hoffman was found in the bathroom of an apartment he was renting as an office in New York’s West Village. The late actor had well-known addiction problems in the past including an admission in June 2013 that he had started using alcohol again after 23 years of staying clean.