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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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Money or not!..A "JUNKIE" is a Junkie-Stop giving the man Props!!!

260 days ago

Just Steve    

Just proves You gotta know when to hold em and when to fold em. Tuff drug to beat

260 days ago


This Blind was solved yesterday:

It seems he had been struggling for awhile.

260 days ago


If you don't like tmz reporting it, then why are you reading it and posting. ignore it then. The less hits the less they will post about it. (shaking head)

260 days ago


Sooooooo, are we now saying had he used a different heroin type that he might still be alive?
If the reports are true that a needle was still in his arm when he was found, his death must have been instantaneous. He apparently was a tortured soul. RIP, Philip.

260 days ago

nipples mugee    

I assume the two of hearts is very sucky heroin ?

260 days ago

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

Send some to Bieber.

260 days ago


Whaddayah know. It even comes with its own logo.

260 days ago

Wow ...    

Here is an insiders tip to avoid death by way of drugs. Are you ready? DON'T DO DRUGS!!

260 days ago


So now you're interviewing non-celebs for a "might be" angle on a story about death. Shame on you TMZ. This is just pathetic.

260 days ago


Brilliant, TMZ! Create a story about Phillip Seymour Hoffmann from the words of another junkie. Did you pay her in heroine?

260 days ago

Sammy Stone    

"Great actor’s death plunges millions of fans into pretentiousness" -- RIP Mr. Hoffman.

260 days ago


If you guys had the Hubble Telescope at your disposal, could you even SEE "the bottom of the barrel"?

260 days ago


Ok, I get it that TMZ talked to their best friend's sister whose friend's aunt knows this chick who shoots junk and that this chick, who is tots reputable by the way, that the Ace of Hearts **** will blow your ****ing mind. But how this relates to PSH is tots irrelavent. Major disconnect here just to stir up gossip. Jeez.

260 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

"It appears he may have died quickly..." Gee, Sherlock, you think that might be the case when he still had a needle in his arm? Now you are being ridiculous. He didn't die of old age, that's for sure!

260 days ago
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