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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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Shelly    

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

206 days ago
17.

Just Steve    

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

206 days ago
18.

tmzcommenter    

This Blind was solved yesterday: http://blindgossip.com/?p=58529

It seems he had been struggling for awhile.

206 days ago
19.

azlee    

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)

206 days ago
20.

lkelly816    

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.

206 days ago
21.

nipples mugee    

I assume the two of hearts is very sucky heroin ?

206 days ago
22.

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

Send some to Bieber.

206 days ago
23.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Whaddayah know. It even comes with its own logo.

206 days ago
24.

Wow ...    

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

206 days ago
25.

Tessa    

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.

206 days ago
26.

jewelgrl    

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

206 days ago
27.

Sammy Stone    

"Great actor’s death plunges millions of fans into pretentiousness" -- RIP Mr. Hoffman. http://dandygoat.com/great-actors-death-plunges-millions-of-fans-into-pretentiousness

206 days ago
28.

Jon    

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

206 days ago
29.

Bfrankyall    

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.

206 days ago
30.

Clytemnestra    

"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!

206 days ago
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