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Berlin Film Festival opens with late actor Hoffman a noted absence

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 03:40

The death of celebrated American character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman of an apparent drug overdose dampened the opening on Thursday of the 64th Berlin film festival where director Wes Anderson`s comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" had its premiere.

Friends, fans mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman at candlelight vigil

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 01:16

Hundreds of friends and fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman gathered for a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening outside his New York theater company, paying homage to the acclaimed actor who died of a suspected drug overdose.

Autopsy on Hoffman inconclusive, more tests needed: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 01:25

The results of an autopsy on Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman`s body were inconclusive, and further tests have been ordered, the New York medical examiner`s office said Wednesday.

Four charged in connection with drugs at actor Hoffman`s home

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 00:08

Four people arrested in New York have been charged with drugs offences possibly connected to narcotics found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, police officials said on Wednesday.

Death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spotlights fentanyl scourge

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 08:04

Investigators are racing to find the source of a synthetic narcotic called fentanyl that is sometimes mixed with heroin and is believed by health authorities to be responsible for scores of U.S. overdose deaths in recent months.

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman to be buried in private funeral

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 07:03

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday in an apparent heroin overdose, will be buried in a private funeral service, the late Oscar-winner`s representative said on Tuesday.

Fans pay respects to Hoffman at New York apartment

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 02:21

Subdued fans laid roses, photographs and beer outside the apartment of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Tuesday two days after his death from a suspected overdose.

Girlfriend had kicked out Hoffman from home over addiction

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 17:06

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent drug overdose, had been kicked out of the apartment he shared with longtime girlfriend because of his heroin addiction.

Cate Blanchett, Justin Theroux visit Philip Seymour Hoffman`s widow

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:02

Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux visited Mimi O`Donnell at her New York City apartment following the death of her partner and their friend, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman`s girlfriend had kicked him out over drug use

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:30

Philip Seymour Hoffman`s girlfriend had recently kicked him out of their New York apartment due to his heroin addiction.

`Desperate Housewives` star Shawn Pyfrom admits addiction to drugs, alcohol

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:26

Shawn Pyfrom of the ` Desperate Housewives` fame has come forward to admit that he is a drug addict and an alcoholic.

Heroin found in Hoffman`s apartment: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 05:11

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.