Coroner: Philip Seymour Hoffman died of drug mix

A New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports.

Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused Hoffman's death, a spokeswoman for the NYC medical examiner said Friday. The death has been ruled an accident.

The actor was found dead, with a needle in his arm, in his Manhattan apartment in early February.

The Oscar-winning actor was 46. He had three children with his estranged wife, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. In his will, he left his estate to O'Donnell and requested that his oldest son — his only child at the time of the writing — grow up in New York City for the arts and culture.

Family and friends, including many of Hoffman's celebrity co-stars, mourned the actor at his funeral Feb. 7 in Manhattan.


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