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Friend who found Philip Seymour Hoffman dead speaks out

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David Bar Kats, friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, said the media portrayed a false picture of Hoffman. David Bar Kats, friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, said the media portrayed a false picture of Hoffman.

(NEW YORK) - The friend who found actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of an apparent drug overdose is opening up about the Oscar winner's life and death.

Playwright David Bar Katz told CNN that media portrayals have painted an inaccurate picture of the actor.

He says Hoffman was not in a destructive death-spiral the night he died.

"I think a lot of it has been totally overblown. It gives a false picture of him because he was focused, he was working, he was focused on his family, he was not a partier, he was not someone who was in a spiral," Katz said. "He was not self-destructive in any way."

Katz found Hoffman dead earlier in February.

Law enforcement sources say police discovered the actor with a syringe in his arm, and that there were close to 50 envelopes of what they believe was heroin in the apartment.

Results of toxicology tests are not yet in.

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