Almost a month after the devastating news that he was found dead in his New York City apartment, Philip Seymour Hoffman's official cause of death has been confirmed. According to the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Public Affairs, Hoffman's death was caused by "acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and amphetamine." Hoffman's death was also ruled to be an accident.
This news confirms the apparent cause of Hoffman's death which was suspected after he was found with a syringe still in his arm and packets of heroin in his apartment. Hoffman had struggled with heroin addiction when he was much younger and, after relapsing, enrolled in a 10-day rehab program last year.
Shortly after his death, four arrests were made of suspects thought to be involved with Hoffman's death by supplying him with drugs. Two of these people were charged with felony drug possession while the other two were charged with misdemenor drug possession.
Hoffman was mourned by friends and family at a private funeral that took place on Feb. 7. Hoffman, who was 46, is survived by his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Willa, Tallulah, and Cooper.