Doctor: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'epitomizes the tragedy of drug addiction'

  • by: SANDY COHEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 4, 2014 - 6:40 AM

LOS ANGELES — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March.

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