The world is still reeling from the unexpected death of Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday, but the investigation into what caused his death still continues. At 46 years old, Philip wasn’t the healthiest of men, but it was obvious that he died of a heroin overdose when he was found with a needle in his arm.
There were also eight empty glassine bags found next to him, containing emblems with the Ace of Spades and the Ace of Hearts. Officials are currently testing the bags, and they have reportedly claimed that these particular bags have been linked to a deadly strain of heroin that contains the drug spiked with an opiate, fentanyl. Heroin spiked with fentanyl has reportedly been linked to several overdose deaths in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and also 20 deaths in Rhode Island.
Officials are reportedly investigating whether Philip ended up with a ‘bad batch‘, and ended up overdosing on it. He was caught on camera at an ATM at 8 P.M. on Saturday taking cash out and giving it to two men carrying bags. A witness who saw the actor claimed that he looked sweaty and like ‘sh**’.
Well, considering that Philip Seymour Hoffman has a well documented history of drug addiction, I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that he’d already fallen off the wagon at that point and was collecting his next batch of drugs. The sad thing is – the last time he did heroin [last year], he voluntarily checked himself into rehab after a week, realizing that he needed help. Perhaps he would have come to the same realization this time around, if it wasn’t for this strain of heroin-fentanyl that ended up killing him.
As of now, the authorities still haven’t gotten the results from the toxicology, but whenever they do, we’ll probably get more concrete answers.