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Movie producer found dead surrounded by heroin, cocaine in SoHo apartment

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A movie producer died inside a SoHo apartment surrounded by heroin and cocaine, police sources said Wednesday.

Matthew Lamothe, 30, was found dead sitting on a couch inside the Wooster St. apartment near Prince St. about 10:50 a.m. on Monday, the sources said.

The superintendent of the building made the grim discovery, authorities said.

Cops called to the scene found cocaine and heroin on the kitchen counter, sources said. The heroin was in little glassine envelopes stamped Supreme, sources said.

Seven dead in wave of drug overdoses throughout NYC

Police also found an empty bottle of red wine on a coffee table near Lamothes body, authorities said.

Investigators believe Lamothe died of a drug overdose.

The city medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Lamothe produced six features and one short film called Film Noir About Mikes Hard Lemonade, since 2014, according to his IMDb.com profile.

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His feature-length films include, Ill See You in My Dreams with Blythe Danner and Rhea Perlman, the thriller Intruders, and London Town with The Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

His death is the latest in a wave of drug overdoses across the city.

Seven people died, and two more were revived, after apparent ODs in all five boroughs this past weekend, police sources said.

In December, Staten Island saw eight overdoses five of them fatal, in eight days.

Drug overdoses jump 33% across the nation over the past 5 years

Drug overdose deaths have soared by 73% from 2010 to 2015, according to data released by the city last August.

The city says 937 accidental fatal ODs in 2016, up from 800 the year before, and from 541 in 2010.

The per-capita rate of fatal overdoses has steadily risen every year from 2010 to 2015, up to 13.6 for every 100,000 residents.

Heroin was the deadliest overdose drug, involved in 59% of deaths in 2015.