February 5, 2014 / 5:48 PM / 4 years ago

Actor Hoffman's cause of death remains undetermined: official

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.

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

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

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