Actress, Michelle Williams, and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, along with Joaquin Phoenix, deal with the pain of losing someone else they love to drug overdose – Michelle Williams lost her estranged husband, Heath Ledger, to prescription drug overdose and Joaquin Phoenix, lost his brother, River Phoenix, to a heroin overdose.
Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman is survived by his long-time girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell, and his three children, Willa, 5, Tallulah, 7, and Cooper 10.
His two oldest kids, Tallulah and Cooper, were visibly distraught and seem to know exactly what is going on, while their youngest sister, Willa, seemed confused as to what is going on.
The talented actor was found dead on Sunday of an apparent heroine overdose by his close friend, David Bar Katz, who missed Hoffman’s text the night before requesting to hang out and watch the basketball game.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was fighting with addiction most of his life but everybody believed he had it under control, he was a mentor at AA meetings and used to give inspirational speeches to help people deal with their addiction. He was reportedly sober for 23 years before he fell victim to his addiction.
It is reported that the downfall for Philip Seymour Hoffman was a drink he had at a movie wrap party that eventually turned into a rampant addiction to heroin.
The star was last seen doing public appearances at Sundance, and was spotted by fan Tia Gonsior, who said the star looked worn-out and exclaimed, “As awful as [that] is to say, he looked 60’s, not, 46!!! He literally huffed and puffed the 5 stairs”.
We send prayers to his family and friends! May he rest in peace!