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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Toxic mixture of heroin and other drugs caused death

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cause of death was a mixture of heroin and other drugs, say officials. A New York City medical examiner’s office spokesperson asserted that Hoffman died from a toxic mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, and benzodiazepines - sometimes referred to as benzo, according to an ABC News report on Friday. The benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs - like Librium.

The ruling on Hoffman’s death was determined to be an accidental death. Since Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan, New York City, apartment on February 2, 2014, with a needle in his arm, a drug overdose has been the suspected cause of his death. When he was found dead, authorities found more than 50 packets that tested positive for heroin in his residence.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, a 46-year-old Academy Award-winning actor, had battled drug addiction for a long time. He is likely best known for his performance in the motion picture “Capote” but was applauded by critics and audiences alike for many other performances.

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