Seymour Hoffman post-mortem 'carried out today'

Philip Seymour Hoffman pictured at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17th. Credit: Empics

A post-mortem examination will be carried out on the body of Philip Seymour Hoffman today, CNN reported, citing a New York City spokeswoman.

Police were combing his New York apartment for evidence yesterday, the report said, working on the assumption that the actor died of a heroin overdose.

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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.