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3 Things Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Before He Died

Marisa Okano |
February 4, 2014 | 4:15 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Now that two days have elapsed since Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, the world is familiar with the dramatic details. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in his New York City apartment with a syringe protruding from his arm.

For Hoffman's family and countless fans this mental image is undeniably startling, but today police investigators have reported that many of the hours leading up to his fatal heroin overdose were not so unusual after all.

Here's a look back at three down-to-earth ways Hoffman spent his final hours.

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ZenFoodster Yelp

1. He has his morning coffee

On Saturday, Feb. 1 Hoffman started his morning at posh chocolatier and coffee house Chocolate Bar in the West Village. His order was simple - "a four-shot espresso over ice with a splash of milk." Caffeine in tow, the actor and father of two was perceived as friendly and upbeat. "He seemed in good spirits. He was very happy," Chocolate Bar manager Jonathan Hanson told CNN.



2. He makes a fan's day

Paul Pabst, executive producer of the local radio series the "Dan Patrick Show" spotted Hoffman walking in Greenwich Village later Saturday evening at around 5 p.m. Pabst, accompanied by his wife and sister couldn't resist grabbing a Kodak moment with the star. "He looked up, he looked a little surprised that someone had recognized him...and he gave [my sister] a half high-five," Pabst described on-air. After their meeting, Pabst's sister did mention that Hoffman appeared slightly "out of it."

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Andy H. Yelp

3. He has dinner at a favorite burger joint

On Saturday evening Hoffman enjoyed one of his last meals at West Village haunt Automatic Slims. According to CNN, he was a regular and appeared to be conducting a casual business meeting at the eatery. His visit to what a Yelper describes as "the most entertaining late night bar in the West Village" was brief. After finishing his cheeseburger with a cranberry and soda, Hoffman was on his way.


Police discovered Hoffman's body at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2.


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