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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of toxic drug cocktail, coroner says

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-02-28

American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic cocktail of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, officials said Friday.

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Hoffman died after taking 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 February 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.

(FRANCE 24 with AP)
 

Date created : 2014-02-28

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