An accidental overdose is suspected, a source told Fox411. An autopsy was being conducted Monday on the Oscar winner. He was 46.
Seven bags, five of them empty, were initially reported Sunday. ABC News was among the outlets reporting the larger number Monday. A charred spoon used to heat the drug was also found, New York Daily News sources said, along with five prescription drugs for
He was photographed appearing "drunk" on Thursday night in Atlanta, TMZ said, posting a shot of him at a bar. Also, according to Fox411, police were seeking video footage from a bank ATM where a witness told police he had seen Hoffman take out a wad of cash Saturday night and hand it over to two men, both with messenger bags, in what appeared to him to be a drug deal.
The trip to the ATM, around 8 p.m., appeared to be the last time the actor was seen alive, Fox411 said.
Hoffman was supposed to pick up his three children with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell on Sunday morning but never showed. The two had reportedly recently separated. A screenwriter friend went to check on him, found the body and called 911.
While many celebrities expressed sadness in the wake of Hoffman's death, others focused on the fact that it appeared to be a drug overdose.
Jared Padalecki took it on the chin after tweeting, "'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs 'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid.'"
Hoffman's "Hunger Games" associates, including
On Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. EST, Broadway will remember the fallen stage and screen talent by dimming marquee lights for one minute, Entertainment Weekly noted.