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Toxicology Report for Philip Seymour Hoffman Released

Toxicology Report for Philip Seymour Hoffman Released
Posted February 28th, 2014 @ 1:16pm by The Associated Press

Officials say actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of heroin and other drugs. 

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday that Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, which are psychoactive drugs such as Librium.

The death was ruled an accident.

Police had been investigating his death as a suspected drug overdose. 

Law enforcement officials have said Hoffman was found Feb. 2 with a needle in his arm, and tests found heroin in samples from at least 50 packets in his Manhattan apartment. 

The 46-year-old star of "Capote" and "The Master" said in interviews last year that he had sought treatment for a heroin problem after 23 years of sobriety.

-- The Associated Press 

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