This Is Where Philip Seymour Hoffman Spent His Final Hours
Although it’s been reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman’s friends believed he was getting his sober life back on track, it seems his personal life was unraveling and taking a toll on the Oscar winner.
Just three months before the acclaimed actor’s sudden death, he was forced to move out of the home he shared with his longtime girlfriend and children due to his increasing drug use.
And CB! can show you the first photos inside Hoffman’s home where his body was tragically discovered as a result of what police believe was an accidental overdose.
Hoffman moved into the $9,800 a month luxury apartment just a few blocks from the $4 million Greenwich Village loft he bought with his partner Mimi O’Donnell in 2008. But with his heroin addiction in full swing, O’Donnell kicked him out in a “tough love” effort to kickstart his sobriety, reports the NY Post.
And it was here in this upscale 2-bedroom family pad with picturesque views of the New York City where Hoffman made his home and where he spent his last moments alive — such a stark contrast to the drug-fueled life Hoffman had been living.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star was found in his underwear lying on his right side on the bathroom floor — with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his left forearm.’
Neighbors tell CB! they were aware he had only recently moved in back in October 2013, but he kept to himself.
“We knew he lived here, but no one really knew anything about him or saw him,” Barbara Popolizio told Celebuzz.
Hoffman, who opened up in a 2008 60 Minutes interview about his long history with substance abuse after graduating NYU which landed him in rehab, was found by playwright friend David Bar Katz and the actor’s personal assistant, Isabella Wing-Davey, according to the Post.
After spending 23 years sober, he relapsed in May 2013 and spent 10 days in detox. But the troubled star kept using — and in copious amounts. NYPD authorities apparently found 70 glassine envelopes of the well-known and extremely potent heroin labeled “Ace of Spades” in his apartment desk drawer, a charred spoon in the kitchen sink…
And bags of unused needles in the living room.
It was only when Hoffman didn’t show to pick up his kids — Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5 — that O’Donnell became concerned, called Katz, and that’s when his body was discovered.
In the hours after his passing made headlines, Hoffman’s family released this statement: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”
And since his death, costume designer O’Donnell, who met the 46-year-old thespian in 1999, has been visited by a pastor named James Martin and Hoffman’s assistant…
As well as many of Hoffman’s grieving celebrity friends, including his Talented Mr. Ripley co-star Cate Blanchett. The actress was photographed Monday going into the apartment building carrying toys for Hoffman’s children, including a Celestron telescope.
A nearly unrecognizable Justin Theroux was also spotted coming out of the Jane Street building in a black leather jacket, scarf, sunglasses and Deth Killers baseball cap.
Go inside Hoffman’s apartment where he spent his final moments in the CB! gallery above.