His body was discovered by his friend David Katz. Katz was asked by Hoffman’s long-time partner Mimi O’Donnell to check on the actor after he failed to get his three children Copper, Tallulah and Willa that day. Hoffman and O’Donnell recently separated.
Despite the evidences found in Hoffman’s person and in his apartment, his body will still undergo autopsy and result is expected on Monday.
People who saw him a few days before his death say that the actor looked terrible. He was sweaty and had this pasty complexion. Even when he attended the Sundance film festival last January 19, Hoffman didn’t look too well. He didn’t give any interview either. Turns out that would be his last red carpet appearance.
Hoffman’s family is devastated but they thanked everyone for their love and support. They also ask for privacy during this time of grief.
Hoffman won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2005 for his movie “Capote.”
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