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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s manner of death ruled “an accident”

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2nd on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, the New York medical examiner’s office said Friday.

The manner of death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police found nearly 50 envelopes branded “Ace of Spades” filled with what they believe was heroin in the actor’s Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry said.

Used syringes, prescription drugs and empty bags that authorities suspect were used to hold heroin also were found in the apartment where Hoffman, 46, was found dead, sources said.

He was expected to pick up his children that day but didn’t show up, the official said. Playwright David Katz and another person went to the apartment and found him dead, the official said.

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