According to the autopsy report, Holden was last known to be alive about one week beforehand, when he spoke to his girlfriend Stephanie Powers on the telephone.
She indicated that he was drinking, but seemed his normal self and was without complaints.
By the 1950s, he was starring in hit after hit like: Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Country Girl (1954), Picnic (1955), and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) to name a few.
Despite the fame and winning an Academy Award in 1954, William Holden faced a lifelong battle with drinking and alcoholism. However, by that time he was no longer the handsome leading man of movies. Holden's apartment was on the fourth floor, number 43. Even neighbors of many years only received a quick nod from the elusive actor.
He hadn't seen Holden in many days, and became very concerned, so he let himself in, via the passkey. Holden was found in a robe and shirt, on the floor.
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Holden’s doctor showed up and theorized that he provably started vomiting blood, and possibly lacerated the lower portion of his esophagus.
On the scene they found an empty vodka bottle in the trash can, along with 4 beer bottles and a partially full bottle of vodka on the kitchen sink.