Philip Seymour Hoffman's Cause Of Death Ruled As 'Toxic Mix' Of These Drugs

Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s cause death has just been released:

The medical examiner just released Hoffman’s official cause of death, listing “acute mixed drug intoxication” as the reason the 46-year-old actor died suddenly on February 2nd.

According to the medical examiner, the drugs in the actor’s system at the time of his death were heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety) and amphetamines (uppers like Adderall).

Mixing heroin and cocaine is often termed “speedballing,” reports TMZ, noting that “It’s the same mixture that killed Chris Farley, River Phoenix, and John Belushi.”

The death was ruled an accident.

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.