NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village home with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46.
The two officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were also found with Hoffman. Those items are being tested.
Hoffman, 46, reportedly had battled drug addiction, but was clean for 23 years before falling off the wagon in 2012. He checked into a rehab center last year, according to reports.
During a 2006 interview on 60 Minutes Hoffman told Steve Kroft that he had scared himself straight.
“It was anything I could get my hands on,” he said, “I liked it all.”