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NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NEW YORK (AP) _ 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 (ben-zoh-dy-AZ'-uh-peens), 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.

 

 

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