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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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1.

Mikey    

So you're saying he's still dead?

175 days ago
2.

Dead@27    

Elvis needed uppers in the mornings and downers to sleep. It's a vicious circle.

175 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Mixing all those drugs, what an idiot.

175 days ago
4.

Teresa andrews    

So sad.

175 days ago
5.

LK    

UPPER'S & downer's .
Like a figure 8 .

175 days ago
6.

Champagne Jayne    

Seemed like he was a very tortured soul inside. It's still sad and devastating especially for those precious kids left behind. RIP PSH.

175 days ago
7.

Canadasux    

What a way to go. But, he made the decisions that ultimately led to his death.

175 days ago
8.

Knownbutunknown     

Wayment...so he wasn't killed by the "deadly" strand of heroin that you guys reported about that led the police on a war against the heroin dealers that supposedly sold him the drugs? Oh ok...

175 days ago
9.

Hammer    

Hope it was worth it..

175 days ago
10.

Rico Suavy    

Iv'e never "speed balled" but I slow ball all the time. Take one baby aspirin, a multi vitamin & sniff a scratch & sniff card with KIm K. on it.

175 days ago
11.

Lucky_130    

I wish I had some RX Meds right about now, Pain Killers would be really great

175 days ago
12.

shawn    

They found needles in his arm. Did they really need an autopsy? In other shocking news Kayne West acted like an ******* today.

175 days ago
13.

Wow ...    

Sad for his children and the loved ones he left behind. But, he really isn't any different than any other addict out there. Either get help & get sober or you will die from it, because it is a terminal disease.

175 days ago
14.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Gluttony, even with drugs it is a deadly sin.

175 days ago
15.

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.

175 days ago
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