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The tragic death of one of Hollywood’s most precious actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, came to light on Friday, 28 February.
According to the coroners’ report, Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine and prescription pills.
The lethal combination of mixing heroin and cocaine is what’s known as speedballing, a combination that also killed River Phoenix back in the 1990s.
The Capote star was found dead in his New York City home on 2 February by a friend, and though the cause pointed to a drug overdose, the initial autopsy failed to produce any conclusive results.
Since then, the city’s medical examiner carried out further toxicology and tissue test and revealed that Hoffman had anti-anxiety medication benzodiazepines and amphetamines in his system, as well as heroin and cocaine.
Hoffman had drug addiction problems from his teenage days, but had been sober for over two decades until 2012 when he relapsed, and followed with a stint in rehab.
To this, Hoffman’s official cause of death has been noted as acute mixed drug intoxication.