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Hoffman “Killed by drug OD”

Philip Seymour Hoffman was “killed by deadly drug overdose”.

The NYC medical examiner has concluded that the official cause of death was “acute mixed drug intoxication", reports TMZ.

This apparently includes heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety) and amphetamines (like Adderall).

Philip died on February 2 at only 46 years old.

His untimely death caused shock and grief in the industry, with many speaking out about the sadness and pain his passing has caused.

"It's senseless and it's sad, but he will be greatly missed. Phil will be greatly missed. It's hard to be here tonight with that… weighing over us, but I wanted to say that," George Clooney said at the premiere of The Monuments Men on February 4, according to UK newspaper The Mirror.

Elizabeth Banks, who starred with Philip in the Hunger Games films, echoed George’s sentiments.

"I'm still processing it. I really am in shock,” she told the Today Show. “He is an absolutely amazing actor, respected by everyone and part of our family at The Hunger Games. We will miss him terribly, and obviously, [we're] really upset for his children and his partner. It's just a tragedy."

Philip’s Doubt co-star Amy Adams broke down during a taping of Inside the Actors Studio earlier this month. The actress was asked about her late friend, and couldn’t hold back the tears.

"James Lipton asked her about working with Philip on Doubt and The Master… It hit a nerve with her," a source told Us Weekly. "[Amy] was sobbing and couldn't finish most of her sentences. Amy talked about how he was the greatest actor she had worked with, and couldn't even tell stories about him without crying. She said to the audience of acting students 'I wish you all could have had the chance to work with him.'"

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