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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Spent $10,000 a month on heroin

On Sunday, Feb. 2, MSN reported that famed actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the age of 46 from a drug overdose. A source close to the actor revealed that Hoffman was spending $10,000 a month on heroin and the prescription drug, Oxycontin.

Philip Seymour Hoffman allegedly spent $10,000 a month on heroin.
Philip Seymour Hoffman allegedly spent $10,000 a month on heroin.
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The source went on to tell RadarOnline that Hoffman’s death was only shocking to his fans but those who were close to him weren’t surprised at all. The source revealed, “He was what we call a heavy ‘red liner.’ That means he liked to shoot heroin with a needle but he also sniffed it daily. And he was majorly hooked on Oxy, too.”

Hoffman was discovered with a syringe still in his arm at his Greenwich Village apartment. In interviews last year, the prolific character actor talked openly about his past drug addiction struggles.

After 23 years of sobriety, Hoffman revealed in those interviews that he had fallen off the wagon and had begun using again. According to the source, Hoffman had been buying bundles and bricks of heroin at a time.

“He just bought five bundles of dope last week.” A bundle is 10 bags of heroin. A brick is five bundles. “Heroin is one of the cheaper drubs, but Hoff wasn’t buying the cheap stuff”, the source said.

“Still, to be spending 10 grand, he was using hard.”

A statement released by the NYPD, and it read in part, “On Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at approximately 1136 hours police responded to a 911 call for an aided male… Upon arrival, officers located a 46-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the bathroom floor.”

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