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Heroin, cocaine in Philip Seymour Hoffman's system at death

4:35 PM, Feb 28, 2014   |    comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman was at the Jan. 19 premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Feb. 2, 2014. (Photo: Danny Moloshok, Invision/AP)
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A New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports.

Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused Hoffman's death, a spokeswoman for the NYC medical examiner said Friday. The death has been ruled an accident.

The actor was found dead, with a needle in his arm, in his Manhattan apartment in early February. An original autopsy conducted had been inconclusive.

The Oscar-winning actor was 46. He had three children with his estranged wife, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. In his will, he left his estate to O'Donnell and requested that his oldest son - his only child at the time of the writing - grow up in New York City for the arts and culture.

Though Hoffman had been sober for 23 years, he admitted in interviews last year that he had fallen off the wagon.

Family and friends, including many of Hoffman's celebrity co-stars, mourned the actor at his funeral Feb. 7 in Manhattan.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2, 2014. Hoffman is seen here as Truman Capote in "Capote." Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Feb. 2, 2014. Hoffman is seen here as Truman Capote in "Capote." (Photo: Attila Dory, Sony Pictures Classics)

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