Philip Seymour Hoffman had major drug problem 

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  • In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah.

Was Philip Seymour Hoffman on a heroin binge?

The Daily Mail reports the actor had about 50 bags of heroin and more than 20 used syringes inside his $10,000-a-month Manhattan, N.Y., apartment when he died.

New details reveal that the Oscar winner, who was found dead on the bathroom floor Sunday by his friend playwright David Bar Katz and his assistant Isabella Wing-Davey, had a drug problem that had escalated far and above what had previously been acknowledged.

Hoffman’s struggles with relapse into addiction were apparently confirmed by his estranged partner, Mimi O’Donnell, who told police that the actor appeared high when she saw him the day before he died.

Meanwhile, law enforcement sources have launched a citywide search to catch his drug dealer, and the New York medical examiner says autopsy results will be released sometime today.

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