Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Feb. 2, 2014, from what appears to be a heroin overdose. Hoffman was 46-years-old and had publicly battled drug addiction spending time in rehab. He leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and three, young children. Early reports from TMZ state that a friend grew concerned when Hoffman failed to pick his children up from a previously scheduled date and found the actor in his New York apartment. The reports indicate that Hoffman was found with a needle protruding from his arm and various drug paraphernalia on the scene.
TMZ reported, “Hoffman was found in his bathroom in his boxer shorts, with a needle sticking out of his left arm. We're told police found 10 glassine envelopes -- 2 of the envelopes had heroin ... the others presumably were empty.
“One of the envelopes had "Ace of Spades" written on it, and another had an ace of hearts symbol -- such symbols and words are often markers from people who make heroin -- to brand it.”
The report also states that Hoffman relapsed in 2012 after more than two decades of sobriety. A preliminary autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, but it can take up to 8 weeks for toxicology results to come back. Toxicology reports are used to determine all drugs or chemical substances found within Hoffman’s system during the autopsy.
Police are still investigating Hoffman’s death.
You may see a slideshow with photos of first responders on the scene in the photo slideshow as well as a video news report. A renowned actor, Hoffman was currently filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” He had finished filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and the upcoming film “Happyish.”