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