The world was shocked by the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Feb 2. The actor, aged 46, died from a drug overdose, devastating many of his entertainment colleagues and fans alike. Celebrities such as Justin Theroux and Cate Blanchett recently visited Mimi O’Donnell, his partner, to pay their respects. Theroux, who was a good friend of Hoffman, was shattered when he arrived at the apartment, but did what he could to comfort Hoffman’s family. Blanchett, who met Hoffman while shooting The Talented Mr. Ripley back in 1999, was equally shaken by the tragedy. The actress was in tears as she arrived and carried presents for Hoffman’s kids.
Hoffman had previously told his friends that he would die if he did not quit using drugs. Sources report that the actor was discovered in his apartment, with a syringe sticking out of his arm. Along with him, were 65 heroin bags, with five marked as “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts”. These bags are reportedly known to contain fentanyl, which is a narcotic painkiller, and heroin, which can prove to be lethal when combined. Hoffman, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated artists was known for his tremendous acting ability and recently starred in movies like Moneyball and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The actor will be missed.