Philip Seymour Hoffman had close to 50 bags of heroin inside his Manhattan apartment when he died and more than 20 used syringes according to law enforcement sources.
The shocking new details reveal that the actor, who was found dead with a needle in his arm on Sunday, had a much more serious drug problem than anyone imagined.
Hoffman’s estranged partner, Mimi O’Donnell, told police investigators that the actor appeared high when she saw him the day before he died. She told NYPD that she last saw the actor at 2pm on Saturday on the street near his West Village apartment.
Mimi said he seemed to be out of it when she talked to him at around 8 pm on Saturday.
The medical examiner is to perform an autopsy today to determine the cause of death, but an overdose is suspected.
Police searched the actor’s fourth floor apartment and recovered 49 containers of heroin, almost two dozen used syringes as well as anti-anxiety prescriptions.
Investigators found eight empty bags stamped with “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts” in his apartment, which usually contain heroin laced with fentanyl – an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients.
Fox News reported a man has come forward claiming they he saw Hoffman buying drugs earlier in the evening.
The eyewitness claims he saw a “very sweaty” Hoffman withdrawing a large sum of money from an ATM by his home before handing it over to two men wearing messenger bags.
The man reportedly added Hoffman looked “like s**t”.
Police are now seeking surveillance videos from the bank.
Hoffman’s last public appearance was at the Sundance Film Festival last month, where his films “A Most Wanted Man” and “In God’s Pocket” premiered.
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