'Acute mixed drug intoxication' killed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

The OSCAR winning actor was found dead in his New York apartment back on February 2nd...

A deadly combination of drugs killed OSCAR winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The NYC Medical Examiner released their findings on Friday, saying heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines were all found in Hoffman's blood.

He was found on the floor of the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment on February 2nd, with a needle sticking out of his arm.

The medical examiner called it an 'acute mixed drug intoxication', as the official cause of death.

Mixing heroin and cocaine is commonly known as 'speedballing' and was the cause of death of Chris Farley, River Phoenix and John Belushi.

Hoffman won an OSCAR for his role as Truman Capote in the film 'Capote'. He was also nominated three times for an award. In 2013 for 'The Master', in 2009 for 'Doubt' and in 2008 for 'Charlie Wilson's War'.

He's survived by his partner Mimi O'Donnell and his three children.

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  1. john posted on 03/01/2014 11:37 AM
    so he was killed . figures .
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