Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Returns 'Inconclusive' Results; Further Testing to Be Done
Variety reports that an autopsy conducted on the body of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has returned inconclusive, and that further tests will be needed in order to determine the cause of his death. The news was released today by the city medical examiner's office. The actor was found dead on the bathroom floor of his West Village apartment with a needle in his arm on Sunday, February 2nd.
According to medical examiners' spokeswoman Julie Bolcer, no timetable has been set for when the additional tests will be conducted. As BWW reported earlier today, New York police arrested three men and one woman in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, February 4th, in connection with Hoffman's death.
USA Today has revealed details of funeral arrangements for the late actor. According to the site, a private service will be held, attended by Hoffman's friends and family. No date for the service was provided.
The actor's representative Karen Samfilippo said in a statement: "There will be a private funeral service held in N.Y. for The Family and close friends of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Plans are also underway for a memorial service later in the month also to be held in N.Y. In lieu of flowers, The Family requests donations be made in Phil's name to two charities that were very close to his heart: The DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The Family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and good wishes."