PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
'I KNOW I'M GONNA DIE'
We're told he went back to AA in a desperate attempt to clean up ... but much to his great frustration it didn't work.
During the last 6 weeks he often look disheveled and dirty. At one point someone asked him how bad his problem was, and he responded, "If I don't stop I know I'm gonna die."
We're told Hoffman was also drinking excessively ... which opened the door to many bad decisions when it came to heroin use.
Ironically and sadly, we're told Hoffman went to AA meetings over the last 4 years and was considered a "guru," because he had been sober for so long. Hoffman would give inspirational talks to people who attended.