Cause of Death Determined for Award-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
28 Feb 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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The New York City chief medical examiner's office has revealed that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died due to accidental acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, according to Variety.
Hoffman died Feb. 2 at age 46. His performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Award nominations, most recently for portraying Willy Loman in the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He was also nominated for Best Leading Actor in Sam Shepard’s True West in 2000 and for Best Featured Actor in Eugene O’Neill’sLong Day's Journey Into Night in 2003.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.