Philip Seymour Hoffman was still attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings days before he died.

The 'Capote' actor - who was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his New York apartment on Sunday (02.02.14) - had been attending the support meetings for over two decades, and recently confided to one group member he was struggling with ''little situations'' in life.

Jose Torres, who saw Philip at a meeting in Greenwich Village on January 24, recalled: ''I told him to keep coming back, and he said, 'Yeah, I will'.

''I remember asking, 'How are you doing?' And he said, 'OK. There are the little situations in life. Life still shows up.'

''He went to a lot of different places, but he came here mostly.''

Philip - who had been sober for 20 years before checking into rehab last May - was highly regarded by the other attendees at the meetings.

Jose added to the New York Post newspaper: ''Everybody loved him, and he loved everybody no matter who you were.''

And despite police finding 50 packets of heroin when they searched his home, Philip - who had children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, with long-term partner Mimi O'Donnell - was desperately trying to get sober.

Edward Donohue, who last saw the actor at a meeting two months ago, said:

''He was trying to get sober. He would speak sometimes . . . He might raise his hands and say something about what he was going through that day.''