Sunday, February 2, 2014

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, has died from an apparent drug overdose. They found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what they believe is heroin. We'll know more in the next few hours and days.

Seems like such a waste. He's been to drug rehab on at least two prior occasions.

He won the Oscar in 2006 for his work in Capote, and he's been in films as varied as Twister, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Magnolia, Red Dragon, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Along Came Polly, Doubt, Moneyball, The Master, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He's supposed to be in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay I & II, and I'm sure we'll hear soon if he'd finished his scenes or not, if they'll have to do some creative editing, or if they'll just replace him.

He seems to have a hard-living look about him. Even in his 30's he looked like he was 50. Drug addiction's a scary thing, and unfortunately when you have money, it's an easier beast to feed.

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