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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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106.

Justin    

Leave his family alone. Go f-ck yourselves, TMZ and stop this.

201 days ago
107.

ironica    

Wow. I can't believe the total lack of respect. The man is dead; WHY is this picture being published?

201 days ago
108.

Ribeye    

And.... another Hollywood looser off's himself. So F him! Life not good enough? poor you! what a putz

201 days ago
109.

DISGUSTED    

TMZ-OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD, THEIR LOVED ONES OR YOUR VIEWERS.... WHAT PART OF THE MULTIPLE AND OVERWHELMINGLY SIMILAR DISGUSTED.REACTION TO YOUR DISRESPECT OF PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN AND OTHERS WHO HAVE SADLY MET THE SAME FATE-ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING????! NOT THAT YOUVE EVER BEEN ETHICAL..BUT THIS PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS-YOU STOOPED TO ALL TIME LOWS. PATHETIC AND DESPERATE-TAKE THE FCKIN PICS DOWN AND SHOW THE MAN SOME RESPECT...VULTURES ARE THE LOWEST OF ANIMALS...COWARDS THAT CAN.ONLY ATTACK TJE DEAD AND PICK THEM APART...

201 days ago
110.

James420    

I've always wondered what it takes to get carted around an airport. Now I know all I need to do is pass out on the plane our become obese.

201 days ago
111.

Susan    

Wow, someone feel asleep on a plane! That IS news! Now how about we leave the decedent and his family alone.

201 days ago
112.

Crabby    

no sympathies for him, one less junkie in the world to worry about, hope lindsey lowhore goes the same way

201 days ago
113.

Catty    

Enough TMZ! I know you don't respect anyone, but make make an exception and him rest in peace, okay?

201 days ago
114.

Angel in the house    

Let the poor guy rest in peace.

201 days ago
115.

Doodlebug    

That looks uncomfortable why don't he sleep with his head back

201 days ago
116.

Sillywilly    

How is it ok to take a picture of someone just because you have a camera/phone?

201 days ago
117.

Vote2012    

Notice it looks like he is not in first class seating, and how to you get a driver and cart to pick you up at the gate when you get off the plane? I have never seen that service offered during my travels. I might also add was he traveling alone, actors like this always have assistants or agents when they travel.

201 days ago
118.

Otis    

I'm not 100% sure he was drunk in Atlanta or hungover on the plane. The frequent trips to the bathroom suggest he was probably snorting heroin in the bathroom which would make him seem drunk. My guess is he nodded off on the plane, typical for heroin use. Perhaps the snorting is what ignited his hunger to shoot up again...70 bags of heroin....WOW! Either he was trying to commit suicide or he didn't expect to go out in public for days....Very sad to see such a talented artist succumb to his addictions after so many years sober. Addiction is a lifelong battle and sometimes addicts forget....

201 days ago
119.

Squad    

Im so glad tmz found this picture. I love gawking at the recently departed. Stay classy Harvey

201 days ago
120.

dpand    

Hate to tell ya...nodding off like this is also a sign of being under the influence of heroin.

201 days ago
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