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Hollywood costume designer Arlene Coffey appears to have been the victim of a murder-suicide, committed by her son, David Coffey, who was 53.

Both Coffeys were found dead Sunday in the New York City apartment they had lived in for the past 50 years, reported the New York Daily News.

Coffey, 73, was found in her bedroom with a single gunshot to the head.

The body of her son, 53, was also found in a different bedroom. He had a bullet wound to his head as well, and the gun in his hand.

The bodies were allegedly found by the son of the building's superintendent, Carlos Flores, after he was unable to reach the tenants by phone throughout the day.

According to the owner of the building, Noah Osnas, no one heard the gunshots.

The murder/suicide weapon seems to be a low-caliber gun with two small casings. It was the gun recovered from the scene.

Arlene Coffey, who was battling cancer, had worked on 1980s films The Eyewitness and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.

Correction: A previously published version of this article stated that Ms. Coffey was the costume designer on the television series "The Sopranos." Juliet Polcsa was the costume designer for "The Sopranos."