Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Only Had One Hunger Games Scene Left'
Actor had filmed almost all of his parts for the fantasy movie franchise at the time of his tragic death...
Philip Seymour Hoffman only had one scene left to film for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 - it has been revealed.
The acclaimed actor, who died at the age of 46 in his New York City home at the weekend, appears as head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the hit movies.
A studio executive at Lionsgate told The Hollywood Reporter that he only had one "major, emotional" scene left to film.
The exec said: "We're all extraordinarily sad, but as it relates to production, it's going to have no impact.
"Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft.
"We feel it will be a good tribute to him."
And family and friends will be paying their respects to Hoffman in a funeral ceremony in NYC on Friday.
A representative said: "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."
Meanwhile, the NYPD has played down reports that four people have been arrested in connection with the supply of heroin to the actor.
THR reports Detective Antonetti as saying that "more has been learned over the past few hours - hour by hour" concerning the case - but the department has denied that a link to Hoffman has been established.
"Four people were arrested earlier this evening under suspicion of narcotics offenses but whether they are connected to the Hoffman death or not is still under investigation and the case is still developing."
Hoffman's body was found in the bathroom of his apartment with a needle still in his arm.
Police have confirmed that heroin found in his home was not contaminated with fentanyl - a dangerous additive linked to 22 recent deaths in the US.