Philip Seymour Hoffman Overdose: 65 Bags of Heroin Found at Scene

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We have an update on the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Authorities tell ABC News that approximately 65 bags of heroin were found inside the actor's West Village Apartment on Sunday, with investigators also uncovering used syringes, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs at the scene.

Police are now using symbols etched on the bags (many of which relate to playing cards) in an attempt to track down Hoffman's drug dealer.

An autopsy will be performed late today and results may be revealed later in the week.

Hoffman, 46, spent 10 days in rehab last May for heroin addiction.

New reports say he was spotted at an Atlanta last week and had recently fallen off the wagon. A photo has even surfaced on TMZ of Hoffman passed out aboard a plane, allegedly soon after his Atlanta drinking binge.

Hoffman was found dead with a hypodermic needle in his arm in the bathroom of his apartment over the weekend. He had been sober for 23 years prior to last year's relapse.

Tweets of sympathy have been coming in from around Hollywood, along with a bit of controversy from actor Jared Padalecki, who wrote that the death of a drug addict is not a tragedy.

He is survived by three young children - son Cooper and daughters Tallulah and Willa - and longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell.

An insider says he was scheduled to pick up his children from O'Donnell on the day he passed away.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover
Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of Rolling Stone. R.I.P.

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Shame on him for putting his body through that kind of damaging trauma. He's not a young boy who doesn't know any better, He took the biggest gamble of his lifetime - playing with dangerous chemicals, produced by greedy cooks, who cut the product with cheaper chemicals in order to gain bigger profits for themselves. Should have stuck with weed.

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The tragedy is for his family, who must have struggled with him. Ten days in rehab for a serious heroin addiction is a laugh. Obviously he wanted a fix and walked out. He was not living with his family which is telling. Even the rich and famous fall. He will probably get lots of pity like Cory Montieth another drug addict, which wasn't deserved.

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i do admit i was initially shocked when i read of his death 1 hr after being reported on the internet. when i read he has a hypodermic needle stuck in his arm i lost all sympathy for him. i'm tired of feeling sympathy for those who died due to drug overdose. what a waste of emotions!

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"Great actor’s death plunges millions of fans into pretentiousness" RIP Mr. Hoffman. http://dandygoat.com/great-act...

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Prohibition isn't like a disease where we're still waiting for the cure to be discovered—we know the cure for this right now. This isn't like putting a man on the moon or inventing the Internet. It doesn't take some stroke of genius or feat of technology. We have everything we need right now to end this moronothon. Rarely in the history of mankind have we encountered a problem of such magnitude and consequence that is so eminently solvable.
We are actually experiencing a de facto civl war between the majority (those who embrace reason and function in the real world of cause and effect) and the prohibitionists, who, numbed by their isolation and despair, are seeking meaning in a mythical world that can never, ever, be reality-based. A world of deceit and lies, of blood and corpses—a world of complete social and economic collapse.

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so he was a businessman?

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Well, if I was everybody I wouldnt be judging the situation yet, as it seems. It seems rather weird that he had to go out for heroin Sat. night when there were over 50 bags in his apt. The card symbols on the bags are weird and could have been placed there by Brooklyn or mafia or drug thugs, as there are many home invasion mafia's (like Tony Soprano) groups in NYC. The cops and Fed. agencies are all investigating it, and if he was given the heroin with the cancer drug in it by the dealers, then the DEA is after those guys. Anyway, the needle in the arm and the 65 bags looks like a mafia overkill or a drug dealer overkill, to anyone with a brain.

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Everyone wants to bitch about Justin bieber smoking weed and blah blah blah but when this fat fuck dies from a HEROIN overdose its a tragedy ??? So stupid