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Heroin found in Hoffman's apartment

Investigators confirmed Monday that heroin was found in the New York apartment of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a suspected drugs overdose. The sudden death of the 46-year-old father of three young children, hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation, has shocked Hollywood and devastated his family. Police said he was found on the bathroom floor in his Manhattan apartment, a syringe in his arm, wearing shorts and a T-shirt.

Autopsy for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

An autopsy on the body of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was to take place in New York on Monday, a day after he was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose. The sudden death of the 46-year-old father of three young children, hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation, has shocked Hollywood and devastated his family. Police said he was found on the bathroom floor in his Manhattan apartment, a syringe in his arm, wearing shorts and a T-shirt. Envelopes of what appears to have been heroin were also found.

Autopsy for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

An autopsy on the body of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was to take place in New York on Monday, a day after he was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose. The sudden death of the 46-year-old father of three young children, hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation, has shocked Hollywood and devastated his family. Police said he was found on the bathroom floor in his Manhattan apartment, a syringe in his arm, wearing shorts and a T-shirt. Envelopes of what appears to have been heroin were also found.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of suspected drug overdose

By Victoria Cavaliere and Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'greatest character actor of his time'

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday, was hailed as finest character actor of his generation but struggled with fame and addiction. For more than 20 years Hoffman mesmerized, entertained and spell bound filmgoers with his portrayal of some of the most repellent and yet electrifying characters of the silver screen.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's memorable roles

Oscar-winner Philip Seymour, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday, was a celebrated "actor's actor" both on screen and on stage. Here are some of his most notable roles and awards. "Capote" (2005, as Truman Capote)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'greatest character actor of his time'

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday, was hailed as finest character actor of his generation but struggled with fame and addiction. For more than 20 years Hoffman mesmerized, entertained and spell bound filmgoers with his portrayal of some of the most repellent and yet electrifying characters of the silver screen.

Artist Basquiat's early works to be on exhibit, auction in New York

By Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early works by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, known for his provocative, powerful and sometimes controversial paintings, will be exhibited and sold in online and in-house auctions in March, Christie's said on Friday. Approximately 50 works that the Brooklyn-born artist, who burst onto the New York art scene more than 30 years ago, left to his former lover, Alexis Adler, will be included in the exhibit that opens on March 1 in New York.

'Dolce Vita' striptease dancer dies

A belly-dancer whose striptease in a Rome restaurant in the 1950s caused a scandal and inspired filmmaker Federico Fellini for his cult movie "La Dolce Vita" has died in Rome, aged 78, Italian media reported Thursday. Beirut-born Aiche Nana, who was of Turkish origin, stripped in a restaurant in the trendy Trastevere district that was raided by the police. Her daring act was photographed by a famous "paparazzo" of the time -- Tazio Secchiaroli -- and a scene with the striptease featured in Fellini's 1960 masterpiece. mle/dt/ric

Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dies

Madrid, Jan 28 (EFE).- Folk music icon and political activist Pete Seeger died at a hospital in New York, U.S. media outlets said Tuesday. He was 94. The singer passed away Monday night, six days after he was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital, grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson told The New York Times.
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