Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental drug overdose: Medical Examiner

SSRI Ed note: illegal drug and antidepressant abuse go together

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Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst

Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:03pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.

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.