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Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Evokes Other Tragic Heroin Stories

Watching my sister become an addict after her introduction to methamphetamines and cocaine at the age of 16 by a hustler pimp ten years her senior, I knew that if she couldn’t be persuaded into becoming a prostitute sober–then being high, she would be. By becoming the source of what made her feel euphoric–and needing the mighty dollar to buy the drugs that made them both feel unstoppable and immortal–he convinced her she needed to go to work in Boston’s Combat Zone as a nude model....

Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Stash Rivaled Michael Jackson’s

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died yesterday (Feb. 2) of a suspected drug overdose, had a virtual pharmacopoeia of drugs in his apartment, including up to 50 stamp bags of heroin, powerful painkiller Oxycontin and an assortment of prescription drugs. He’d recently split from his long-time partner Mimi O’Donnell and was living alone in his West Village apartment in lower Manhattan....