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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03:  A vigil of candles, flowers and portraits sits outside the apartment of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman on February 3, 2014 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. Hoffman died yesterday of an alleged drug overdose; he was found by a friend in his bathroom with a syringe in his arm.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: A vigil of candles, flowers and portraits sits outside the apartment of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman on February 3, 2014 in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. Hoffman died yesterday of an alleged drug overdose; he was found by a friend in his bathroom with a syringe in his arm. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Officials say actor 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 Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, which are psychoactive drugs such as Librium.

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 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.