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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Super Bowl Sunday has officially been ruled “accidental” by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

The office said that an “acute mixed drug intoxication including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamines” was the Oscar-winning thespian's undoing.

21 Shocking Celebrity Deaths
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. He was found with a needle in his arm and had a history of drug abuse.
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1. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. He was found with a needle in his arm and had a history of drug abuse.


Cory Monteith

2. Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith was 27 years old when he passed away. He overdosed on drugs during a night of partying in Vancouver.


Heath Ledger

3. Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger left us with one final, amazing performance. He earned an Oscar for his work as The Joker.


Paul Walker

4. Paul Walker

Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.


Gia Allemand

5. Gia Allemand

Gia Allemand was only 29 when she died. The former Bachelor contestant took her own life.


James Gandolfini

6. James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini will always be remembered as Tony Soprano. He died of a heart attack at the age of 51.


Amy Winehouse

7. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse lived a hard life. She died of a drug overdose on July 23, 2011.


Gary Coleman

8. Gary Coleman

Rest in peace, Gary Coleman. The sitcom star left this world at the age from an intercranial hemorrhage.


Corey Haim

9. Corey Haim

We lost Corey Haim to a reported drug overdose in March 2010. He is remembered for a number of roles, such as Lost Boys.


Brittany Murphy

10. Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy poses here at the 2009 Video Music Awards. She passed away at the age of 32.


Michael Jackson

11. Michael Jackson

Celebrity death don't hit the world harder than that of Michael Jackson. He was 50 years old when he passed away.


Tupac Shakur

12. Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur poses here with his mother. The rapper was gunned down at the age of 25.


Aaliyah

13. Aaliyah

The music world lost Aaliyah in 2001. She died in a plane crash.


Tim Russert

14. Tim Russert

Tim Russert was as respected as it gets in the world of journalism. He died in 2008.


Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

15. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was a key part of TLC. She was killed in a car accident.


Whitney Houston

16. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston passed away the night before the Grammys. She overdosed in a hotel bathtub.


Princess Diana

17. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was taken from us in 1997. The iconic figure died in a car crash.


Kurt Cobain

18. Kurt Cobain

Rest in peace, Kurt Cobain. The rocker committed suicide in 1997.


Anna Nicole Smith

19. Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith died at the young age of 39. She lived a very troubled life.


Biggie Smalls

20. Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls got caught up in the East Coast/West Coast rap war. He was killed in 1997.


Natasha Richardson

21. Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson was married to Liam Neeson at the time of her death. She passed away from a skiing accident.


Hoffman, 46, was found unconscious in his Manhattan apartment at 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 2 by friend and screenwriter David Bar Katz, who called 911.

Unresponsive following his apparently massive overdose of heroin, he could not be revived. Police called Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at the scene.

He was expected to pick up his kids that day but didn't show up. He and his estranged, longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell had three young children together.

Police found nearly 50 envelopes branded "Ace of Spades" filled with what they believe was heroin in the NYC apartment, two law enforcement sources said.

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Days after Cate Blanchett paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman via her acceptance speech at the BAFTAs, another colleague, Amy Adams, appeared on Inside the Actor's Studio and broke down when the topic of her former co-star was broached.

The Academy Award nominee appeared opposite Hoffman twice: first in 2008’s Doubt and again on 2012’s The Master.

"I wish you all could get a chance to work with him,” the actress said on the Bravo series.

“He was beautiful. He’s a beautiful spirit and he, he had this unique ability to see people."

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Cate Blanchett won Best Actress at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards last night.

But the star, who has found herself caught in the middle of the ugly Dylan Farrow-Woody Allen scandal, didn't talk much about herself or her role in Blue Jasmine during her acceptance speech.

Instead, she dedicated the trophy to Philip Seymour Hoffman, with whom Blanchett costarred in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

“Phil, you’re monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for truth - both in art and in life - will be missed my so many people,” said the Oscar favorite.

Hoffman died of a heroin overdose on February 2.

Watch Blanchett's speech here to see her pay tribute to a "continual, profound touchstone" and a "monumental presence who is now so sadly in absence."

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Drake wants to clear the air regarding his previously-expressed frustration with Rolling Stone for putting Philip Seymour Hoffman on its latest cover.

The "Hold On, We're Going Home" crooner vented this week when the magazine allegedly replaced what was to be his cover story with the late actor.

Drake was "disgusted" with Rolling Stone for not telling him this or giving him the option of a future cover, and for running off-the-record quotes about Kanye.

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Rolling Stone responded that they told him this was plan days ago, which Drake disputes. But for bringing Hoffman into this beef, he is nothing but contrite:

"I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman," Drake wrote in a blog post.

"He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed."

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Rolling Stone is firing back at Drake for his complaints about being dropped from the cover, saying he was told in advance that the switch was happening.

Drake ripped Rolling Stone earlier today, claiming that he was unceremoniously replaced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on the front of the new issue.

The rapper made it clear he wasn't throwing shade on PSH, but sources close to Drizzy say "he only did the interview to be on the cover," and feels "tricked."

He called the press "evil" in a Tweet earlier today.

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Drake was interviewed on January 28, and the photo shoot with the magazine was also completed before Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2.

A rep for Rolling Stone says this happens all the time if musicians and actors pass away, with other recent examples being Lou Reed and Whitney Houston.

Regardless, the publication insists his camp was informed last Friday that he wouldn't be on the cover when the issue was released this Wednesday.

Drake, who also denies speaking on the record to Rolling Stone about Kanye West's Yeezus, has deleted his tweets about both the cover and Hoffman.

As for calling Macklemore wack as f--k for apologizing to Kendrick Lamar for winning Best Rap Album, then sharing a screen shot of the text ... no retraction.

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Drake is calling the press "evil" after Rolling Stone magazine decided to run a cover featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman

And the reason Drizzy is in a tizzy is because they scrapped his cover for one focusing on the late actor. 

The rapper tweeted that he was "disgusted" with the publication after they "took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue."

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But Drake doesn't mean any disrespect...

"RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil," he added.

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Amy Adams attended Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral last week and Valentino made the mistake of using the event as a way to promote of one of their luxury handbags.

The fashion house sent an email announcing their new Garavani Rockstud Duble bag after Adams toted it to the late actor's wake. 

Now Adams' rep is speaking out against the tasteless stunt, saying:

"Amy Adams is not a paid spokesperson for Valentino, and the suggestion she would use this moment to participate in a promotion is truly appalling." 

A rep for Valentino expressed regret for the gaffe in a statement that read:

"We sincerely regret releasing a photo to the media this morning of Amy Adams with a Valentino bag."

"We were not aware the photograph was taken while she was attending the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman."

"It was an innocent mistake, and we apologize to Ms. Adams, who was not aware, or a part of, our P.R. efforts," spokesperson Mona Swanson went on. 

Let this tacky fashion faux pas now known as "bag-gate" be a lesson to PR companies out there. 

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The Hills' Jason Wahler is the latest star to speak publicly about Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death and their own struggles with hard core drug addiction.

Wahler, best known as the bad boy beau of Lauren Conrad, opened up about his past and urged critics to realize that addiction is "more than meets the eye."

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"A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in L.A. where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control," writes the former reality star.

"While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting as much coke and drinking as much alcohol as I could."

"When I was done, I would grab a beer and get back into the party as if nothing happened."

"When I heard of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, it brought me right back to those days of partying where my addiction was so bad that I didn't care who was around."

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At the time of his death, Philip Seymour Hoffman had completed filming on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

But the actor - who came on board Catching Fire in the role of head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee - still had a few scenes remaining when he died of a heroin overdose last week.

According to Page Six, however, Lionsgate will not recast the actor or even cut key scenes from the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise.

They will actually add him in via CGI.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games

“You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to,” an insider tells The Hollywood Reporter of how this will be accomplished.

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Billy Joel once memorably sang that "Only the Good Die Young."

While his point was that you should live your life, not be consumed by preconceived inhibitions, the phrase certainly still rings true in modern day Hollywood.

Be it from substance abuse or other tragic circumstances, some of the world's most beloved stars have met an untimely end long before they should have.

From Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose and Paul Walker's fatal car crash to some whose deaths remained shrouded in mystery, it's a long list.

Scroll through The Hollywood Gossip's gallery of 21 shocking celebrity deaths below as we look back on some of the brightest stars who we lost too soon.

They may be gone from this world, but they are not forgotten:

21 Shocking Celebrity Deaths
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. He was found with a needle in his arm and had a history of drug abuse.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. He was found with a needle in his arm and had a history of drug abuse.


Cory Monteith

2. Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith was 27 years old when he passed away. He overdosed on drugs during a night of partying in Vancouver.


Heath Ledger

3. Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger left us with one final, amazing performance. He earned an Oscar for his work as The Joker.


Paul Walker

4. Paul Walker

Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.


Gia Allemand

5. Gia Allemand

Gia Allemand was only 29 when she died. The former Bachelor contestant took her own life.


James Gandolfini

6. James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini will always be remembered as Tony Soprano. He died of a heart attack at the age of 51.


Amy Winehouse

7. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse lived a hard life. She died of a drug overdose on July 23, 2011.


Gary Coleman

8. Gary Coleman

Rest in peace, Gary Coleman. The sitcom star left this world at the age from an intercranial hemorrhage.


Corey Haim

9. Corey Haim

We lost Corey Haim to a reported drug overdose in March 2010. He is remembered for a number of roles, such as Lost Boys.


Brittany Murphy

10. Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy poses here at the 2009 Video Music Awards. She passed away at the age of 32.


Michael Jackson

11. Michael Jackson

Celebrity death don't hit the world harder than that of Michael Jackson. He was 50 years old when he passed away.


Tupac Shakur

12. Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur poses here with his mother. The rapper was gunned down at the age of 25.


Aaliyah

13. Aaliyah

The music world lost Aaliyah in 2001. She died in a plane crash.


Tim Russert

14. Tim Russert

Tim Russert was as respected as it gets in the world of journalism. He died in 2008.


Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

15. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was a key part of TLC. She was killed in a car accident.


Whitney Houston

16. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston passed away the night before the Grammys. She overdosed in a hotel bathtub.


Princess Diana

17. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was taken from us in 1997. The iconic figure died in a car crash.


Kurt Cobain

18. Kurt Cobain

Rest in peace, Kurt Cobain. The rocker committed suicide in 1997.


Anna Nicole Smith

19. Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith died at the young age of 39. She lived a very troubled life.


Biggie Smalls

20. Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls got caught up in the East Coast/West Coast rap war. He was killed in 1997.


Natasha Richardson

21. Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson was married to Liam Neeson at the time of her death. She passed away from a skiing accident.


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