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Radio personality: 'Philip Seymour Hoffman was wasted the night before he died'

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Feb 04, 2014 | 7:54pm EST

A New York radio personality who was one of the last people to speak to tragic star Philip Seymour Hoffman has revealed the actor appeared to be "wasted" the night before his death on Sunday (02Feb14). The Oscar winner was found dead from a suspected heroin overdose on Sunday morning, just hours after a street encounter with producer Paul Pabst. The Dan Patrick Show regular tells Entertainment Tonight that the movie star seemed a little on edge and "out of it" as they chatted. He recalls, "He did seem off. Right after he walked away my sister turned towards me and said, 'Wow, he seemed kind of wasted...' My sister goes, 'Oh boy, you know he was in rehab not too long ago'." "I said, 'That's right, I hope he's not using again'." Reports suggest Hoffman left Pabst and took $1,200 (GBP7,500) in six transactions from an ATM machine inside a grocery store near his New York apartment. A witness has told police that Hoffman bought drugs from two men. The Capote star's family and closest friends will gather for a private funeral service in New York, while a memorial service is being planned by his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell, the mother of the actor's three kids. A representative for Hoffman refused to give out dates and details, but stated, "In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Phil's name to two charities that were very close to his heart: The DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and good wishes."

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