Philip Seymour Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs: Medical examiner

Posted: Updated:

CBS NEWS- Officials say Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of heroin and other drugs.

A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday that the Oscar-winning actor died of "acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine."

The death was ruled an accident.

Police had been investigating his death as a suspected drug overdose.

Law enforcement officials have said Hoffman was found dead on Feb. 2 with a needle in his arm, and tests found heroin in samples from at least 50 packets in his Manhattan apartment.

The 46-year-old star of "Capote" and "The Master" said in interviews last year that he had sought treatment for a heroin problem after 23 years of sobriety.

His will bequeaths all of his personal property to Mimi O'Donnell, the mother of his three children.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.