New York Coroner Confirms That a Drug Overdose Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman
A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner confirmed Friday that Hoffman died from a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines. A benzodiazepine is an anti-anxiety drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia or agitation; Valium is a common example.
Hoffman's death has been officially ruled as an accident.
Hoffman was found in his Greenwich Village apartment on Feb. 2 with a needle in his arm. He was already dead at the time. It has been reported that at least 50 packets of heroin were found in his apartment.