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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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Medical examiner to probe Hoffman cause of death

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died from an "apparent drug overdose" in his New York City apartment, an NYPD spokesman said.

The 46-year-old was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment at 11.30am local time (4.30pm GMT) today.

Hoffman was discovered with a syringe in his arm and "there was heroin found at the scene", the police official added. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will investigate the exact cause of death.

Richard Pallot reports:

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