Thursday 25 December 2014

Hoffman was killed by a toxic mix of drugs

Rachael Alexander

Published 01/03/2014 | 02:30

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of heroin and other drugs, US officials said.

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said 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.

Police have said Hoffman was found on February 2 with a needle in his arm, and tests found heroin in samples from at least 50 packets in his apartment.

Irish Independent

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