The police have ruled out any foul play in the death. Hoare was quoted as saying to the popular newspaper, the New York Times that he thought that phone hacking was rampant at the News of the World and encourages as well under the leadership of Andy Coulson, who was the editor then.
Coulson was recently arrested for the active role he played in the phone hacking scandal and findings on the part he played to influence police officials as well. Coulson had also worked as Communications Chief at UK Prime Minister David Cameron's office.
With the death of Hoare, the scandal has become more murkier with many big names emerging from it.