Police wants to rebuild Hoffman’s last hours alive
United States, February 4, 2014
The autopsy was already done, but experts could take at least two days to unveil the results. Meanwhile, the family of the late actor issued a press release asking for “respect for privacy in this time of mourning.”
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the effusive messages of love and support we have received from everyone,” published the family, adding “this is a tragic and sudden loss, and we ask your respect for our privacy during this time of mourning. Please, have Phil in your thoughts and prayers.”
The star of Capote, Truman Capote biography, who was one of the pioneers of what was called “New Journalism”, was found on Sunday in his apartment in West Village with a syringe in his arm dressed in shorts and t-shirt. Also, next to him were two envelopes with heroin and several empty, as police sources confirmed.
His death shocked the media, but his death was not a surprise to those who knew and used to0 follow his personal life. In May last year, Hoffman was subjected to a treatment in a rehabilitation center to recover from his addiction to heroin. Another condiment was the separation from her partner, designer Mimi O’Donnell, who is also the mother of his three children.
The police today will seek to reconstruct the last hours of the actor, who was, according to a witness, taking money from an ATM and then joining with two people who could have provided him the drugs.
The door of the building where he lived on the street Bethune Street in West Village became an altar where his followers carry bouquets of flowers, candles and photos.