Actor Hoffman's cause of death remains undetermined: official

NEW YORK Wed Feb 5, 2014 12:46pm EST

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman smiles during a photo call for the World Premiere of the film ''Mission Impossible III'' in Rome in this April 24, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito/Files

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman smiles during a photo call for the World Premiere of the film ''Mission Impossible III'' in Rome in this April 24, 2006 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Giampiero Sposito/Files

Related Topics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death remains undetermined, pending further studies, a spokeswoman for New York City's Chief Medical Examiner said on Wednesday.

The Academy Award-winning actor's body was discovered on Sunday in a Greenwich Village apartment, officials said. Dozens of tiny bags of what appeared to be heroin were found in the apartment, police sources said.

(Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)

FILED UNDER: