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'Four people questioned' over drugs found in Hoffman's home

Four people are being questioned in connection with drugs found at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, CNN reports. About 50 bags of heroin - some used, some unused - are among items that have reportedly been found in his New York apartment.

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Hoffman death hoax announced days before death

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who has been found dead after suffering an "apparent drug overdose" Credit: PA

News of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death was first announced - erroneously - just a few days before the actor, described as "one of the greatest" of his generation, was actually dead found in his apartment.

The victim of a death hoax, grim news of his own mortality was confirmed by police in New York on Sunday evening, caused by an apparent drug overdose.

The 46-year-old's screen presence won him many admirers, with colleagues describing how his roles illuminated the pictures in which he appeared.

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