Autopsy Reveals Philip Seymour Hoffman Died From Toxic Mix of Drugs
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the New York City medical examiner's office has determined Philip Seymour Hoffman died from "accidental acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine".
Hoffman's death was originally assumed to be a heroin overdose, as he was found dead with a syringe in his left arm in the bathroom of his New York City apartment on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Also found at the scene were bags of what were reported to be heroin, as well as more than 20 used syringes. Last year, he had been admitted to rehab for heroin abuse; he had been clean for 23 years before using again in 2012.
A funeral for Hoffman was held on February 7. Hoffman is survived by his three children Tallulah, Cooper and Willa, whom he had with his longtime partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.
Hoffman most recently appeared on stage in 2012's revival of Death of a Salesman, for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Play.
The show marked his return to Broadway for the first time since his critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003. He also received a Tony Award nomination in 2000 for his performance in Sam Shepard's True West.
His Off-Broadway credits included The Seagull at the NYSF/Delacorte Theatre (dir: Mike Nichols), Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Shopping and Fucking, Defying Gravity and The Author's Voice. As co-artistic director of theLAByrinth Theatre Company, he has directed productions of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange, and also starred in and directed Jack Goes Boating. He won the 2005 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, among other honors for Capote. His film credits also include Boogie Nights, Happiness, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, State and Main, Almost Famous, Cold Mountain, Charlie Wilson's War (dir: Mike Nichols), Doubt (Academy Award nomination), Jack Goes Boating, Moneyball, The Ides of March, The Master and, the Hunger Games among others.
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