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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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46.

SNAFU    

So what?

203 days ago
47.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Better him than me. Shrugs

203 days ago
48.

john wayne gacy    


relax people;

the man just had one bad day ~

203 days ago
49.

Fwb1977    

Uppers and downers don't mix his heart must had been all over the place

203 days ago
50.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Saw those kids of his. What a shame. Too bad he couldn't stay sober. Some of us can't handle money and fame. Nothing to hold you back. I can see how that could happen. Nothing worse than a rich addict as far as sobering up goes.

203 days ago
51.

Big Mark 91    

why are all these people so sorry for him? He chose to do the drugs. He knew the consequences and did them anyway.

203 days ago
52.

Valdemar    

My condolences to his family; HOWEVER, any person taking that much crap all at once IS NO ACCIDENT.

203 days ago
53.

Noname    

So he took alot of drugs and died. It's no big deal, drug addicts OD everyday but it's never in the news.

203 days ago
54.

verlinda    

You find packs of Heroin, bottles of Pills, bags of Cocaine, needles. I don't think the answer to his death is hard

203 days ago
55.

Donna    

Good actor, but he was a junkie - a junkie with a lot of money.

203 days ago
56.

fthomascain    

No wonder it took so long for a finding - he only had 50 bags of heroin and a needle hanging out of his arm!

203 days ago
57.

Beast Mode    

It's always so very uplifting to know that someone died doing what they loved.

203 days ago
58.

JanaeC    

Don't get me wrong this is tragic, but honestly how high was he trying to get? He had to be really high.

203 days ago
59.

Strace    

What rubbish. First, nobody - absolutely nobody - knows what his state of mind was at the time he was taking the drugs - so it cannot be said that this was 'accidental' or otherwise. Second, the guy knowingly snorted/injected/swallowed numerous drugs - how on earth can his death be 'accidental'? Another celebrity with money, a family and a privileged life chucks it away. As much as I liked him as an actor, the guy is a grade A loser - we all have 'demons, he should have manned up for his kids.

203 days ago
60.

Chris    

If he wasn't lying about being sober all these years, the brain was making up for lost time. But, actors cover up

203 days ago
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