Oscar Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead From Apparent Drug Overdose At 46-Years Old. *UPDATE* 50 Bags Of Heroin Found In Apartment [Video]


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Written by J. David Goodman (@jdavidgoodman) of the New York Times


The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not certain the actor’s family had been informed of the death.

The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found in his West Village apartment around 11:30 a.m. by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach Mr. Hoffman.

Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin, the official said.

“It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” the official said. “The syringe was in his arm.”

Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2005 film “Capote,” in which he portrayed the writer Truman Capote.

He had undergone treatment for drug addiction in the past, and spoke in interviews about “falling off the wagon” last year after remaining clean for 23 years.

By around 2 p.m, more than a hundred people had gathered outside the address where the actor was found, in a brick apartment building on Bethune Street. The crowd was growing by the minute.

As people passed, they stopped, snapped photos, held hands and watched. They seemed to be waiting.

“He’s a local. He’s a fixture in this neighborhood,” said Christian McCulloch, 39, who said that he lives nearby. “You see him with his kids in the coffee shops, he is so sweet. It’s desperately sad.”

At a short distance from the crowd, two men who identified themselves as friends embraced, sobbing.

A woman answering the phone at Mr. Hoffman’s New York production company declined to comment. “I don’t have a comment at this time on that, thank you,” she said.

CNN coverage

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**UPDATE** February 3rd

50 Bags of heroin, 20 unused needles and 4 different prescription drugs were found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, according to the New York Daily News.

Prescription drugs found included.

1. Clonidine - used for high blood pressure

2. Vyvanse - treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

3. Methocarbamol - a muscle relaxant 

4. Hydroxyzine - used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness.

Police say the heroin was a potent brand cut with fentanyl, a pain reliever. The bags were stamped "Ace of Spades" or "Ace of Hearts."

The body of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor found dead Sunday, is removed Sunday from his Bethune St. home.

The body of Philip Seymour Hoffman being taken out of his apartment

One addict told the Daily News that the heroin Hoffman was using is in high demand in New York City.

“From what I know, it’s really good,” the addict said. "That’s what the people want. I think they’re getting it for cheap, too.

Cops are now trying to find out where the actor purchased the drugs. They are looking at surveillance footage from around the area to see if he was part of a large purchase.

Seymour Hoffman found with drugs

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Comment by M.K.J... on February 9, 2014 at 1:32pm
Comment by bittersweet on February 5, 2014 at 5:32am
Read the links.
Comment by bittersweet on February 5, 2014 at 5:28am
"49 Bags: The Phillip Seymour Hoffman Conspiracy" 21stCentury Wire
This is interesting read....very.Especially since RMoney is being sued forracketeering.
He not 1st celeb to die this way either.
Comment by Blaze on February 4, 2014 at 7:26am
@bittersweet... Cosign!
Comment by Blaze on February 4, 2014 at 7:24am
50 bags looks to me like a plant to cover up his getting X'd out, he was dealing and got X'd out by someone with his own product, or he died testing his product before he could move it.
Comment by bittersweet on February 4, 2014 at 6:50am
I mean, this is place where lady gaga swallows rosary beads, wears upside down cross on crotch, and says, im not anti christian.......come on!
Comment by bittersweet on February 4, 2014 at 6:33am
Nothing is pretty apparent to me.....50 bags? Msnbc just said 70. Isnt that more like dealer than user? This is message being sent! I mean, I could be wrong, but come on!
Comment by 8grove on February 3, 2014 at 11:28pm
Is Eminem next?
Comment by Peter on February 3, 2014 at 11:05pm
what a loser. got all the money in the world and throws it all away for some drugs. i have no respect for him.
Comment by BuckDat on February 3, 2014 at 8:54pm
50 bags can also mean he has been dopesick before and a smart enough junkie to plan ahead. Nothing worse than running OUT of drugs. And yes, of course you can accidentally overdose...it's a street drug. Most overdoses are legal drugs that you can actually measure in doses...so overdosing on street drugs that is always a different grade is very easy. Another thing they never talk about with heroin overdoses is that sometimes it's not an overdose on the drug itself but organ failure due so unknown toxins or particles. If youre shooting up there's no way to filter out all the particulates the heroin is cut with. Hell, some heroin is even transported up somebody's a** before its cut.



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