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Philip Seymour Hoffman 'died of a drug overdose'

Philip Seymour Hoffman 'died of drug overdose' Credit: ICHARD GOLDSCHMIDT/New Zulu/Press Association Images

Film star and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on February 2 with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, a New York City Chief Medical Examiner said.

The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, according to Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner's Office.