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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Off The Wagon & Drinking Before OD

2/3/2014 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was in an Atlanta bar 3 days before he died ... drinking and smoking  ... and running in and out of the restroom.

The photo was taken around dinner time at a restaurant next door to the Hyatt in downtown Atlanta on January 30th. 

A witness tells us ... Hoffman was with a woman at the bar ... and made "multiple trips" to the bathroom and the witness says it looked "sketchy."  The witness says it registered with him at the time ... that the trips to the restroom were curious.

Another witness says Hoffman appeared "drunk."

And, yet another witness saw him at the airport later and he appeared "drunk and disheveled."

The drinking itself is important ... because Hoffman was in rehab in May.

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Kartrashian Klown    

Ok. We get it now. The man had issues, and died. Get over it Tmz. He had children. His kids don't need to know this. It's like a smear campaign. It's already bad enough that you put it out there that he still had the needle in his arm. Let him rest in peace. Sheesh.

232 days ago
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Mr. Pukey    

Let it go TMZ. The dude died a lonely death. That is sad enough without you blasting "unidentified witness" eyewitness (made up) accounts. RIP

232 days ago
3.

Jon    

Yes, we know he relapsed. This is not news. But as long as you get some traffic, why not reinvent the wheel, right?

232 days ago
4.

Carl    

Not sure this is really newsworthy. He died of an OD and I don't think anyone believes it was his first time getting high or drunk. So of course you are going to find him doing things like this leading up to his death. His end was sad, but this is a non-story.

232 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

Dude loved the buzz.

232 days ago
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Gigi    

Doesn't the fact that he died from an overdose sort of tell us that he was "off the wagon"?

232 days ago
7.

TheTruthIs    

We all make choices in life. And his was not a good choice.

232 days ago
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boo boo    

Reminds me of when my brother (the heroin addict) got a job as a bartender fresh out if rehab. "I'm an addict, not an alcoholic." He was back on smack within a month. They will find ANYTHING to abuse. Check out an AA meeting sometime - nothing but smoking and Starbucks.

232 days ago
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Canadasux    

Hindsight is always 20/20.

232 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

I'm anxiously awaiting the next story about what he had for dinner the day before his OD, or the amount of times he flushed his toilet that day.

232 days ago
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Double Bubble    

Wow TMZ..Like him OD'ing isn't bad enough but you guys have to keep digging and posting bad stuff about him.. Great work.. Like any of this matters now..He's dead.. He had problems, we're all aware of that and pretty much had that figured out when we heard he died with a needle in his arm.. Some 'witness' coming forward after the fact to give his useless two cents worth, is pathetic.. You guys believing it and writing about it is even more pathetic.. Anyone can say what they want about him now since he's not here to defend himself.. Give your heads a shake

232 days ago
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myliverhurts    

I wonder if Tmz is going to milk this guys death more than Paul walker's?

232 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

"Off the wagon". Yea that should be obvious.

232 days ago
14.

Unbroken Chain    

It sucks that we live in a day and age where people dig so deep into a tragic death that happened just yesterday. I'm afraid we are all going to he&&

232 days ago
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AKA    

Addiction is NOT a choice!!!! No one wakes up and thinks I want to be an addict/alcoholic.. You don't go to rehab for 30 days and it goes away!!! It is a LIFE long struggle!!! 80% of people with addictions also have mental health issues...try swimming up hill in concrete and you get my point. You never hit rock bottom... you just have to decided when to quit digging. RIP PSH!!!! I'm sorry you hurt and I sorry you lost the fight.

232 days ago
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