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Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com
02/28/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine and prescription medications, it was revealed on Friday, Feb. 28, more than three weeks after the Oscar winner, who has battled drug abuse, was found dead at age 46 in his New York city home.

The official cause of death was listed as "acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine," the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York said, adding that it was deemed to be an accident.

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02/19/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

Philip Seymour Hoffman left his fortune and estate to longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and made specific requests as to where he wanted their son to live, according to the late Oscar winner's will.

Check out 5 facts revealed in Philip Seymour Hoffman's will, which was obtained by OTRC.com on Feb. 19.

02/17/2014
Cate Blanchett appears at the  2014 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 16, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Doug Peters/Abaca/startraksphoto.com

Cate Blanchett took home an award at theBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Actress in a Leading Role on Sunday, Feb. 16, and dedicated her win to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

"I would like to dedicate this to an actor who has been a continual, profound touchstone for me. A monumental presence who is now so sadly in absence: the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman," Blanchett said.

02/07/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

The late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was mourned by family members and former co-stars like Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett at a funeral held in Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 7.

The funeral was held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and Hoffman's longtime girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell, appeared at the funeral with two of the couple's three children, daughter Wila and son Cooper. See photos from the funeral here.

02/05/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

New York police arrested four people on drug charges during a raid carried out as part an investigation into the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead over the weekend with a syringe in his arm.

The official cause of the death of the Oscar winner, who has battled drug and alcohol addictions, has also not been announced. Hoffman died in his apartment in the city and about 70 bags of heroin were found inside, investigators told ABC News earlier this week. Meanwhile, the medical examiner's office has completed its autopsy and has deemed the results to be "inconclusive," the outlet reported. Results of toxicology tests are due next month.

02/03/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

Investigators found about 70 bags of heroin in the New York City apartment of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead on Sunday at the residence.

The Oscar-winning actor of movies such as "Capote" and "The Master," who has battled drug abuse in the past, was found motionless in his bathroom and a hypodermic needle was sticking out of his arm, while evidence of heroin was found at the scene, police sources had told ABC News that day. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, the outlet reported that NYPD investigators found 70 dime bags of the narcotic, as well as used syringes, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs inside the apartment.

02/03/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

Investigators found about 70 bags of heroin in the New York City apartment of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead on Sunday at the residence.

The Oscar-winning actor of movies such as "Capote" and "The Master," who has battled drug abuse in the past, was found motionless in his bathroom and a hypodermic needle was sticking out of his arm, while evidence of heroin was found at the scene, police sources had told ABC News that day. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, the outlet reported that NYPD investigators found 70 dime bags of the narcotic, as well as used syringes, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs inside the apartment.

02/02/2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears at a screening for Gods Pocket at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 17, 2014. The Oscar winner was found dead in a New York City apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was 46. - Provided courtesy of Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto.com

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his New York City apartment Sunday afternoon at age 46.

His body was found in his bathroom and a hypodermic needle was sticking out of his arm, while evidence of heroin was found at the scene, police sources told ABC News. They said the actor appears to have died from an overdose, while authorities are still investigating the official cause of death. Hoffman reportedly underwent treatment for heroin abuse last year.

05/31/2013
Philip Seymour Hoffman appears in a scene from the 2012 movie The Master. - Provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman recently underwent treatment for addictions to heroin and prescription drugs, reports say.

The 45-year-old actor spent 10 days in a detox facility earlier this month and checked out last Friday, E! News said on May 31, following a report by TMZ. Hoffman's spokesperson had no immediate comment.

10/18/2012
Joaquin Phoenix appears in a still from The Master. - Provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Joaquin Phoenix, who has been nominated for two Oscars, says he thinks the awards circuit is "total, utter [expletive]."

The 37-year-old actor made his comments to film critic Elvis Mitchell for Interview magazine. When asked about what he would do when put on the awards circuit for his most recent film, "The Master," Phoenix said he didn't want to be a part of it.

09/15/2012
Joaquin Phoenix appears in a still from The Master. - Provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are already generating Oscar buzz for their performances in Paul Thomas Anderson's controversial movie, "The Master."

The film is being touted as Phoenix's big comeback, following a brief hiatus spent filming the mock-umentary, "I'm Still Here," where he explored a career in rap. Though the film was considered a confusing flop, the actor said that it was just what he needed before returning to acting.

09/08/2012
Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams appear in a still from The Master. - Provided courtesy of none / The Weinstein Company Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in 'The Master,' which hits theaters on September 14, 2012.
07/09/2012
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman backstage during the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 5, 2006. - Provided courtesy of A.M.P.A.S.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in a key role in upcoming sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The Oscar-winning actor will portray Plutarch Heavensbee, Lionsgate confirmed on July 9, 2012. Warning: Book spoilers ahead!

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