According to law enforcement sources, actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman,46, had close to 50 bags of heroin inside his Manhattan apartment when he died and more than 20 used syringes.
Hoffman was found dead on Sunday on the bathroom floor with a needle sticking out of his arm…
The police have therefore launched a city-wide search to catch his drug dealer.
The stark reality of Hoffman’s struggle with relapse into addiction were apparently confirmed by his estranged partner, Mimi O’Donnell – who told police that the actor appeared high when she saw him the day before he died.
Just last year, Hoffman told celebrity news website TMZ that he had sought treatment for drug abuse—adding that, he had used prescription drugs, and briefly heroin, before seeking help.
But with this revelation, it seems Hoffman never told a full story about his level of addiction.
Hoffman has over 60 film credits to his name, including Magnolia and The Master with director Paul Thomas Anderson, for which he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar.