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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Nods Off On Plane After Drinking Binge

2/3/2014 1:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was out like a light minutes after boarding a plane in Georgia last week ... after he was seen hitting the bottle at an Atlanta bar ... TMZ has learned.

According to a passenger ... Hoffman was out almost as quickly as he took his seat for the NY-bound jet Thursday ... his head falling forward into his chest.

We're told sometime after the plane took off ... PSH came to ... groggy and disheveled.  After the flight touched down, we're told he was quickly put on a waiting airport cart and whisked away.

As we first reported ... Hoffman had been drinking in a downtown Atlanta bar earlier that day -- just 3 days before his death --  witnesses said he appeared drunk and made repeated trips to the bathroom.

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91.

Frosticles    

This is SO sad. I feel so sorry for he and his family.

270 days ago
92.

Carl    

Enough with the piling on TMZ. He is dead, everyone knows it was from a drug overdose, and there is already plenty of evidence he relapsed over the past year. What is the point of showing this picture?

270 days ago
93.

ellenviola    

I FEEL SO BAD FOR MR, HOFFMAN......HE NEEDED HELP....THE ANGELS HAVE TAKEN HIM UP TO HEAVEN.........PRAYERS TO HIS FMAILY....I LOVED HIS WORK SO VERY VERY MUCH...WHAT AN ACTOR..!!!!!.....SO SAD.................

270 days ago
94.

jack    

I NOD (one of many of my favorite words) off on planes and I don't get a cart.....

270 days ago
95.

bob    

He flew coach?!

270 days ago
96.

Bubblegum    

Heroin nod. Know it well. Rest in peace. Tmz. Really. This is so unnecessary. Lost my friend to this. Know this all too well. Please take this down.

270 days ago
97.

sms    

Wow TMZ and the person who took these pictures, and is now selling them are S***! Yes he died at his own hand, but this man has small children that will someday want to look up stuff about their Dad. Lots of people sleep on planes does not mean they were on a drinking binge before. If he was as drunk as you and some other s***bag is saying then why was he allowed to board the plane. Find another story.

270 days ago
98.

David    

It's a shame that this wasn't posted before he died. Someone close to him could have seen this and did an intervention. I couldn't give 2 nickels for his acting, but a life is a life. TMZ be a little more responsible, post it sooner next time and if they get help, society might give you a pat on the back!

270 days ago
99.

Buggs-Bunny    

"He was seen hitting the bottle" Really TMZ? wheres' THAT photo? All I see is a man who is SLEEPING on a plane with a WATER BOTTLE in the seat in front of him. Leave it alone. It's not cool. Let his memory rest in peace.

270 days ago
100.

Onestar    

It's very sad and shameful that you would post this. RIP.

270 days ago
101.

Megan    

Why isn't he in first class

270 days ago
102.

MC    

The man was 46 years old. He had three children and a girlfriend. If anything, he was selfish for putting them through his addiction. He might have been a great actor but his life choices are what put him in the grave.

270 days ago
103.

Sara    

Honestly have to say...... TMZ, I am disappointed in you. This is actually one of those times; enough is enough. Let the man rest in peace.

270 days ago
104.

Zee     

TMZ is trash. Bc that's all you "report" for lack of a better descriptive term.

270 days ago
105.

Diamond Goddess!    

Damn!!! What a friggin' waste. Dude was mad talented and had kids and a GF.
RIP.

270 days ago
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