Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman DEAD of Apparent OD Needle Found in Arm

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in a New York City apartment of an apparent drug overdose … TMZ has learned authorities found a needle in his arm.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the actor was found Sunday morning inside a Greenwich apartment … and they’re still on scene investigating.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … an assistant found the actor alone in the apartment — he hadn’t heard from Hoffman and was checking up on him.

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 Details surrounding his death are unclear … but the actor had struggled with drug problems … most recently checking himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May.  The New York Post is reporting heroin was found in the apt and Hoffman was on the bathroom floor in his underwear when he was found.

TMZ broke the story of Hoffman going to rehab.  We were told he did it as a preventative measure because he was getting close to a major relapse.  A source involved in Hoffman’s treatment now tells TMZ … the actor said at the time he was on the brink of become a heroin IV user and wanted to nip it in the bud before that happened.

RIP to Philip Seymour to his family & friends.

 
 

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