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NYC Official: Hoffman Died of Toxic Mix of Drugs

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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, which are psychoactive drugs such as Librium.

The Oscar winner's 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. (AP)

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