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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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61.

Luz    

Me too would rather be dead than going through the horrors of addiction again.

207 days ago
62.

Vote2012    

Sounds to me like he did this on purpose? It's a recipe for death. Life must have been tough for him with all those millions in the bank and big movie awards, I feel no sorrow for him.

207 days ago
63.

train wreck    

Neither River Phoenix, Chris Farley OR PSH were actually speedballing (injecting Cocaine and Heroin at the same time).

John Belushi died this way though...

207 days ago
64.

DirkDiggler    

If he just stuck to smoking the herb, everybody be Happy Happy Happy

207 days ago
65.

may28    

Not a surprise

207 days ago
66.

warriorpoet    

PSH painted himself into the corner...he had no way out as he was teetering above the dark heroin abyss..he went down a road that he knew he would never come back from in his mind he was doing everyone a favor by closing the book himself

207 days ago
67.

ps4guy    

What is the big flippin deal??? The guys been sober for what like 3 weeks now. Everybody needs to get off dudes back!

207 days ago
68.

Andea    

It still amazes me how ignorant people are when it comes to understanding addiction. Money, fame, family.... How wonderful would that be if those were the cures for addiction. Seriously people?!?!?

207 days ago
69.

CUPCHUCK    

It's the combination of benzos (valium, xanax) and heroin that is the real killer. Both lower your heart rate, add in some alcohol and you might just end up dead. Speed or coke can actually save someone who has overdosed on heroin, by jump starting their heart.

207 days ago
70.

Lynda Doyle    

How ever famous and however rich,when push comes to shove he was just another smack head who got what was coming to him...

207 days ago
71.

Bella    

I feel so bad for his children. Please let him RIP. Whatever mistakes he made he has paid the ultimate price. Leave him be for his kids sake please!

207 days ago
72.

gregg    

im simply digusted that TMZ hasn't provided more 'news' on this drug addict.

207 days ago
73.

Cali~girl    

Sometimes autopsy reports are so damn redundant! &so is this article Tmz! We already know how he died. Sadly, all alone with a rig in his arm.

207 days ago
74.

Yada yada ya    

Holy Crap

207 days ago
75.

Rox    

It's just tragic. Addiction is a deadly disease.

207 days ago
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