George Clooney Honors
Philip Seymour Hoffman
As Four People Are
Arrested in Connection
With His Apparent Drug
Hollywood has been left heartbroken over the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
At Tuesday night’s NYC premiere of The Monuments Men, George Clooney had a few words to share about the 46-year-old’s tragic death.
“Phil was a good friend to a lot of us in this community – and it’s a community,” George told In Touch.
“It makes it very difficult to be here 48 hours in this town after he died.”
The pair co-starred in 2011’s The Ides of March.
Joined by Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon on the red carpet, the 52-year-old explained they all put on a “brave face” last evening to get through the “traumatic time.”
“We’re going to miss him,” he shared. “And it’s senseless in a lot of ways, so it’s hard to do. We miss him.”
Around the same time George and the rest of the cast were promoting their new film, New York police arrested four people in connection with Philip’s apparent drug overdose.
According to multiple reports, cops booked four individuals believed to have supplied the actor with heroin.
Three men – two in their 50s and one in his 20s – and a woman in her 20s were taken in for questioning, reports the New York Post.
They were arrested in a Chinatown apartment after the NYPD received a tip. The drugs were allegedly traced back to the building.
Philip was pronounced dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
The Oscar-winning actor was found unconscious on his bathroom floor by screenwriter and friend David Katz and another friend around 11:15 a.m.
NYPD investigators found about 70 dime bags of heroin inside the apartment – five were empty and 65 were untouched.
Syringes and drug paraphernalia were also found scattered around the apartment.
Reports said he was found with a needle still in his arm and packets of heroin near him.
He was last seen Saturday night at 8 p.m.
As In Touch reported, he dined in West Village restaurant Automatic Slims with two other men.
Philip had struggled with drug abuse since his early 20s, but sought help.
“I was 22, and I got panicked for my life,” he said in a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes.
After more than 20 years of sobriety, he admitted last year that he relapsed and did another stint in rehab after using heroin.
By Chantal Waldholz / @blondieewood