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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Killed By Massive OD

Heroin, Coke, Rx Meds

2/28/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was killed earlier this month by a deadly mixture of heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs -- this according to the NYC medical examiner.

The medical examiner just released the official cause of death -- listing "acute mixed drug intoxication" as the reason PSH passed away suddenly on February 2nd.

According to the medical examiner, the drugs in the actor's system at the time of his death were heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety) and amphetamines (uppers like Adderall).

Mixing heroin and cocaine is often termed "speedballing." It's the same mixture that killed Chris Farley, River Phoenix, and John Belushi.

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stringbender    

When you put it like that this is a lot of wasted talent over something so stupid. RIP to all those guys. I still wonder how The Cable Guy would have turned out with Chris Farley.

154 days ago
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Barbara Doppes    

there is difference between those struggling with addiction to pain medications/ opiates/ or whatever their case may be/ and those that are just plain rich and indulge to such length of recreational or street drugs/ the two do not compare/ in defference to a good quality actor

154 days ago
18.

Janielle37    

Who cares

154 days ago
19.

grumpiestoldman    

Suicide hurts everyone.

154 days ago
20.

david 183    

Now that they know legal drugs also contributed to his death are they going after the Doctor and the pharmaceutical Companies . Or is it that there pockets are too deep and it's easier to just go after the supposed street pusher with limited resources ? we largess know the answer to that question.

154 days ago
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porkchop    

Well geeze, TMZ, no ****.

154 days ago
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August    

Why didn't the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" use its higher-powers and keep him from using drugs; isn't that what a "HIGHER POWER" is suppose to do?

154 days ago
23.

Piquebu    

He died from a MASSIVE OD? As opposed to a smaller OD that just kills you a little bit?

154 days ago
24.

gayle1976    

What a waste!! And so selfish to do that to his kids. Ridiculous!!

154 days ago
25.

BOHOE    

Well at least he wasn't drunk…….

154 days ago
26.

mwen    

I often wonder when people take an huge combination of drugs- are they intentionally playing russian roulette ??? knowing thats its a possibility that they may die? or do they want to die and just don't give a f*ck- and say "lets see what happens". You have to wonder. In all of the celebrity OD cases, the combinations of pills + coke make you wonder if these folks intentionally want to die.

154 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Sexy....!

154 days ago
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kitten roulaine    

This sound's like suicide, perhap's he just felt hopeless, which is a terrible, terrible feeling.

154 days ago
29.

Unbroken Chain    

Wow. This poor guy was really sick. He was doing some rough stuff. My heart goes out to him and his loved ones

154 days ago
30.

Rodney    

Little bit of this little bit of that and a WHOLE LOTTA that!! Enjoy ya retart!!

154 days ago
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