Legendary actor Philip was found dead early in 2014 in his New York apartment, where law enforcement officials found heroin and syringes
It’s been more than six years since the world lost one of its greatest acting talents.
Philip Seymour Hoffman died on 2 February 2014 at the age of 46.
He was found dead in the bathroom of his New York City apartment, a needle in his arm.
Law enforcement officials told at the time that they had discovered heroin in samples from at least 50 packets in the Manhattan property.
New York’s Chief Medical Examiner rules the Oscar winner’s death had been an accident due to an “acute mixed drug intoxication.”
This included heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine.
The Examiner concluded Philip died from a “speedball” – the term refers to an injection of cocaine with heroin or morphine all in the same syringe.
Philip was found dead in his New York City apartment (Image: Getty)
It’s the same deadly combination that killed Philip’s fellow actors River Phoenix, John Belushi and Chris Farley.
Philip had battled and beaten addiction issues as a student.
But in 2012, he relapsed after 23 years – and started taking heroin and prescription medication.