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Philip Seymour Hoffman

'Ace of Hearts' Heroin

Traced to Near Fatal OD

2/4/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Several bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment were potentially lethal ... so says a woman who almost died from using the brand.

We got this photo from a woman who is very familiar with the NYC heroin scene. She asked us not to ID her. The woman gave us this picture, showing the "Ace of Hearts" heroin brand.

She tells us she injected herself with a "tiny bit" of "Ace of Hearts" back in Sept., and says she stopped breathing almost instantly. She was revived with CPR and landed in the hospital.

The woman says when she got out of the hospital she went to cops and told them about what she called a lethal strain of heroin going around NYC.

The woman says she saw Hoffman on the streets in the weeks before he died and it was apparent to her he was strung out.

We do not know if Hoffman injected himself with "Ace of Hearts" the day he died, since there were dozens of heroin bags in his apartment.  It appears Hoffman may have died quickly after an injection, since a needle was sticking out of his left arm when he was found.


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Oh ok, so the lesson here is stick to the safe heroin.

240 days ago


Looks like he was dealt the wrong hand, amirite

240 days ago


Looks like TMZ is going do the same thing it did in Paul Walker's death. Report over and over about insignificant bs. Let the man rest in peace for goodness sake!!!!

240 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Enough TMZ. Let it be.

240 days ago


Always test your heroin first, right TMZ

240 days ago


Yes, drug addicts die.

240 days ago

boo boo    

Great, now every junkie on earth is going to race to get their hands on this stuff. Good job sensationalizing it tmz!

240 days ago


Why hide the person's identity??? Everyone knows it's LiLo

240 days ago

Pudding Tang    

“This is our concern, Dude."

240 days ago

Double Bubble    

It's a fact that the more potent the drug and the more people that die from a certain batch , the more heroin addicts want it.. Nice going TMZ, way to promote death

240 days ago


Damn Dude... That's some sad ****... MAy your soul be at peace PSH...

240 days ago


"The woman says when she got out of the hospital she went to cops and told them about what she called a lethal strain of heroin going around NYC." Wow. Some peoples kids...

240 days ago


I had the pleasure of running into PSH in Manhattan years ago. He agreed to hAve a photo taken with me and was polite And gracious. This whole thing is just so sad and such an incredible loss of a wonderful and talented human being, albeit one with problems.. But then again, who doesn't. Rest in peace. We'll always remember you.

240 days ago

boo boo    

Tmz pays junkies for pictures of empty bags of drugs so they can make up a story to go along with the picture. I've got an old ziplock baggy and piece of tin much $ do you think I can get for it?

240 days ago


A little piece of Philip Seymour Hoffman was OK with knowing he could die. That for me is unforgivable. His death saddens me greatly and his sloth and addiction sicken me greatly, too.

240 days ago
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