New reports tragically claims that Philip may have fallen victim to a deadly form of heroin known as ‘Ace of Spades,’ and that the actor had a scary amount of drugs inside his apartment.
Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s issues with drugs appear to be way more serious than anyone suspected. After he died from allegedly injecting himself with a deadly combination of heroin and a narcotic pain killer, police found more than 65 bags containing what they believe to be heroin in his apartment, as well as several bottles of prescription drugs.
Philip Seymour Hoffman: Killed By A Deadly Drug?
UPDATE: The number of unused heroin bags found in Philip’s apartment has increased from 50 to 65, police told ABC News. Police also found five empty heroin bags.
When Philip was found dead in his New York City apartment, he still had a syringe in his arm, and police also found two bags of powder believed to be heroin near his body. Additionally, authorities found more than 50 glassine-type bags in his apartment containing what is believed to be heroin. And it wasn’t just any kind of heroin (which is deadly enough); the bags were stamped with “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts,” according to CNN, which usually contain a harsh combination of heroin and fetanyl, a narcotic pain killer normally used by cancer patients.
The lethal concoction — which is also known as “Bud Ice,” “Theraflu,” and “Income Tax” — has reportedly caused over 100 deaths in the U.S. since September.
Police are now reportedly investigating whether Philip also fell victim to this lethal drug, and if he was killed immediately after injecting himself.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Looked ‘Great & Healthy’ Before Death
The deadliness of the drug may also explain the relative suddenness and lack of warning signs when it came to Philip’s death. To those who knew him and lived in his neighborhood, all seemed well with the actor.
“He looked great and healthy,” an eyewitness who saw him two weeks ago in LA told E!. But clearly things were simmering under the surface, and it’s just an unfortunate tragedy that he may have turned to such a deadly drug.
Our thoughts continue to go out to his friends and family during this extremely tough time.
— Andrew Gruttadaro