It was only two days ago that Philip Seymour Hoffman’s longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, dealt with news of his death. In that case, however, it was a result of a very sick hoax announcing his death. Today, sadly, it truly was his last day as the actor was found dead in a Greenwich apartment.
Did the website who played this sick joke know something Mimi and the public didn’t? Did they somehow see this coming? The very busy actor had been sober for 23 years and seemed to stay strong against the drugs and alcohol that are so readily available in the industry. His family gave him the strength to refrain from hurting himself as he did in his college days at NYU, where he admitted to abusing drugs and alcohol.
Mimi is inconsolable now after hearing news of his death. Despite a rehab stint in 2013 after falling off the wagon in 2012, he was unable to pull himself out of the dark place he somehow found himself in. And in a tragic turn of events, he ended his life today with a needle still in his arm from an apparent heroin overdose. He leaves behind his partner Mimi and their three young children, son Cooper Alexander, 10, and daughters Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.