Final Days Of Philip Seymour Hoffman Reveal Signs of Trouble
A haunting photo of Philip Seymour Hoffman was taken just two weeks before his shocking death. Looking exhausted and out of it, the Oscar winner posed for the photo at the Sundance Film Festival.
John Arundel, publisher of Washington Life magazine, says he encountered Hoffman at a party and didn't recognize him at first.
Arundel said, "He looked me in the eye and he said, 'I'm a heroin addict.' He said, 'You don't recognize me?' and I said, 'No,' and he said, 'Well, I'm a heroin addict.' At that point he took off his hat and I said, 'Oh, you're Philip Seymour Hoffman. You're one of my favorite actors' and he said, 'Bingo!' "
In another photo, taken by a fellow passenger and obtained by TMZ, Hoffman was conked out on a flight from Atlanta to New York. He was so wasted when he landed, according to TMZ he hitched a ride on an electric cart to carry him through the terminal.
One friend says Hoffman looked disheveled and dirty in recent weeks. When someone asked him how bad his addiction was, he reportedly said, "If I don't stop, I know I'm gonna die."
The night before he died, police say Hoffman withdrew $1,200 in six different transactions from the same ATM inside a supermarket just down the street from his apartment building in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. He was reportedly accompanied by two unidentified men. Cops say they may have been his drug dealers and today there is a massive hunt to track them down.
Police say Hoffman's West Village apartment resembled a drug den. A total of 49 envelopes full of heroin were found, and 23 empty heroin envelopes. Twenty used syringes and bags of fresh needles. Also, six bags of cocaine and numerous prescription drugs were also found strewn about including Hydroxyzine, which is used to treat anxiety. Vyvanse, used to treat attention deficit disorder. Methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer. Buprenorphine, used to treat drug addiction, and Clonidine Hydrochloride, a blood pressure medication.
Dr. Oz told INSIDE EDITION, "I am positive that someone as smart as Philip Seymour Hoffman knew this was deadly. It is possible that this was a death wish."
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Mimi O'Donnell, the mother of his three young children was seen today at a Manhattan funeral home making the burial arrangements. At her side was Hoffman's personal assistant, Isabella Wing Davey, who found the body.
O'Donnell was reportedly so fed up with Hoffmans' drug use she applied a dose of tough love and kicked him out of the apartment until he straightened out.
Acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett arrived with a telescope and bags filled with toys for the three grieving Hoffman children from the high-end store FAO Schwartz. She left after spending several hours comforting the family.
Jennifer Aniston's fiance, Justin Theroux, a close friends of Hoffman's was also among the stream of visitors.
Meanwhile, a makeshift memorial is growing outside Hoffman's apartment building, as neighbors and friends come to terms with the senseless death of a great talent.
Dr. Oz said, "It is unbelievable that so many prominent people have the ability to hurt themselves. It speaks to the power of addiction, which is chronic and deadly disease."