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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?

147 days ago
2.

Dead@27    

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

147 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Mixing all those drugs, what an idiot.

147 days ago
4.

Teresa andrews    

So sad.

147 days ago
5.

LK    

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

147 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.

147 days ago
7.

Canadasux    

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

147 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...

147 days ago
9.

Hammer    

Hope it was worth it..

147 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.

147 days ago
11.

Lucky_130    

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

147 days ago
12.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Don't feel sorry for this guy.

147 days ago
13.

shawn    

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

147 days ago
14.

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.

147 days ago
15.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Gluttony, even with drugs it is a deadly sin.

147 days ago
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