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NYC Official: Hoffman Died From Toxic Mix Of Drugs

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February 28, 2014 AT 2:52 PM
The New York City medical examiner ruled Philip Seymour Hoffman died from taking a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a toxic mix that addiction specialists say is not uncommon in the tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the U.S. each year. Hoffman, who was found Feb. 2 with a needle in his arm on the floor of his Manhattan apartment, also had taken amphetamines and benzodiazepines, which are drugs such as Xanax and Valium that are widely prescribed for anxiety, trouble sleeping and other problems.The death was ruled accidental.