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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of heroin, cocaine overdose

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Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a massive overdose of several drugs, according to New York City's medical examiner.

Hoffman died from "[a]cute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, amphetamine," according to a statement from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner release Friday afternoon.

Benzodiazepines are sedatives sometimes used to treat anxiety. Amphetamine is a stimulant often used to treat ADHD.

The M.E. has ruled his death an accident.

Hoffman, an Academy Award winner for the film "Capote," was found dead in his apartment in the West Village on February 2, 2014. Police said a hypodermic needle was in his arm.

He left behind three children and his estranged girlfriend who was the kids' mother.

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