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Saturday 30 August 2014

Four people arrested in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Published 05/02/2014 | 08:30

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19:  Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends "The Ides of March" photocall during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 19, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI)
ctor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends "The Ides of March" photocall during the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 19, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For The BFI)
Police stand outside the apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in Manhattan, New York. Award-winning actor Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, according to a New York Police Department source.  Reuters
Police stand outside the apartment where actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in Manhattan, New York. Award-winning actor Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, according to a New York Police Department source. Reuters

Four people have been arrested in New York for allegedly having a connection to drugs found in late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment.

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The Oscar-winner (46) was found dead in his apartment of a drug overdose and was described as having a needle in his arm when his body was discovered.

In the early hours of last night, American reports say that the two men in their 50s, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 20s, are alleged to have supplied the drugs found in his apartment.

Police are believed to have been given a tip off that the drugs could be found in a building in Chinatown, where they later made the arrest.

His funeral is scheduled for Sunday in New York, which will be private, while a public memorial is also being organised.

Details of the troubled star's addiction have become public since his death and it's emerged he opened up to a journalist just two weeks ago at Sundance Film Festival.

John Arundel, co-publisher of 'Washington Life' magazine, had not recognised the dishevelled figure at the film gathering, even though two of Hoffman's new films were released there. When he asked him what he did, the actor replied: "I'm a heroin addict."

It was only when Hoffman pulled off his wool hat that Mr Arundel recognised him and said: "Oh, you're Philip Seymour Hoffman."

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