Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Sunday is still resonating with fans and throughout the entertainment industry, while new details continue to emerge. A private funeral service is reportedly scheduled for Friday in New York for just family and close friends.
The Academy Award-winning actor, 46, was believed to have died of an apparent drug overdose, police said. On Wednesday, an autopsy came back inconclusive and there will be further testing, according to New York City medical examiner’s office. The Post’s Joel Achenbach reported that, “After the initial examination, the cause and manner of death ‘are pending further studies,’ spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said.”
Meanwhile, Tuesday night, AP reports that four people were arrested in New York during a police investigation of Hoffman’s death, as a source “provided a tip that the suspects may have supplied Hoffman drugs.” Police found heroin and marijuana at an apartment, though a possible connection is still pending.
While the tributes continue to pour in across social media, some have taken it a step further. The Broadway world will honor Hoffman and dim its lights Wednesday night for one minute at 7:45 p.m.; Hoffman acted in various plays, and famously portrayed Willy Loman in an update of “Death of a Salesman” in 2012.
Locally, Rhino Bar in Georgetown has scheduled a Hoffman movie marathon starting Sunday at 11 a.m. And earlier this week, Jon Stewart paid tribute to Hoffman on “The Daily Show” with a clip of Hoffman talking about honing the craft of acting: