It’s been said that the difference between a junkie and an addict is that an addict can afford his addiction. Autopsy toxicology reports show that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug toxicity mixture of heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine. The actor was a recovering addict and was found with over 65 small packets of heroin at his death scene. Hoffman died in his bathroom of a drug overdose in February of this year. When his body was found, the needle was still sticking out of his arm.
At first it was thought that Hoffman might have gotten a batch of deadly fentanyl tainted heroin that has plagued the Northeast. Fentanyl is a drug 100 times more powerful than morphine and was mixed with heroin to give it a more potent punch. The mixture was so powerful that scores of overdoses and deaths have been reported in New York, Pennsylvania and other metropolitan areas. Four people have been arrested in connection with the possible sale or distribution of the drug to Hoffman.
Hoffman was a prolific Oscar winning actor who took diverse roles and gained great acclaim. He was only 46 years old and leaves behind three children. If Hoffman were black he would be labeled a junkie like Whitney Houston was in the mainstream media at the time of her death.