Phillip Seymour Hoffman's cause death has just been released:
BREAKING: NYC coroner: Phillip Seymour Hoffman died from toxic mix of drugs, including heroin, cocaine.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2014
CORRECTION: NYC coroner: Philip Seymour Hoffman died from toxic mix of drugs, including heroin, cocaine. (corrects spelling of name)— The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2014
The medical examiner just released Hoffman's official cause of death, listing "acute mixed drug intoxication" as the reason the 46-year-old actor died suddenly on February 2nd.
According to the medical examiner, the drugs in the actor's system at the time of his death were heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety) and amphetamines (uppers like Adderall).
Mixing heroin and cocaine is often termed "speedballing," reports TMZ, noting that "It's the same mixture that killed Chris Farley, River Phoenix, and John Belushi."
The death was ruled an accident.
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