Besides some silly football game happening in NYC yesterday, the other big news on social media was the death of legendary actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. More details have emerged from the day, and police are currently investigating exactly WHO acted as the dealer. The details that were initially released were, sadly, just the tip of the iceberg. [NewYorkPost]
Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman had been kicked out of his apartment by his longtime girlfriend because of his raging heroin addiction, pals told The Post on Monday. “It was known that he was struggling to stay sober, and [girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell] had given him some tough love and told him he needed some time away from the kids and to get straight again,” a Hollywood source said.
Cops found nearly 70 glassine envelopes of heroin with those markings in Hoffman’s $10,000-a-month apartment. Authorities also want to determine if Hoffman’s supply was laced with fentanyl – an opiate given to cancer patients to soothe their pain. The fentanyl-heroin combination has been linked to more than 100 deaths in America – with more three dozen deaths in Maryland since September. It was not clear if the heroin Hoffman used contained the dangerous opiate.