Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his apartment

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    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626804579358943360702878

    This one comes as a total shock.

    Reports are now saying drug overdose.
     
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    Mr. Hoffman was one of my favorite of the current crop of actors.

    By my definition of an excellent actor, one who inhabits the character...submerges therm self in the character, and has range...the ability to play many disparate roles, Mr. Hoffman was among the best. The great actors are, for me, more like character actors, than leading stars.

    A great loss to film acting...
     
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    What a surprise.:rolleyes:
     
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    Read a report and it said there was a needle in his arm...:eek:
     
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    Do you have a link for the reports on drug overdose, please?
     
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    Thanks all...
     
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    Heroin has taken a lot of people's life by overdose, even if it was accidentally. Sad that he was a great talent and so young but unfortunately risking your life is one of the gambles you are taking when playing with that substance.
     
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    Addiction to Opioids is a disease not a personality trait. It kills. The good and the bad.

    No need to make this personal about this actor.

    One doctor says it's akin to advanced stage cancer. If you are addicted to heroin it is very hard to stop.

    RIP Phil.
     
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    From Scent of a Woman to Capote, he is a talent that will be sorely missed. Thank you, big guy, this rug will really tie the room together.
     
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    I could not believe it when I logged on here after work. He was such a talent and I had rented a few movies he was in recently (Moneyball, A Late Quartet, and The Master).
     
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    He has been a junkie for a longtime...Has had several "interventions" and opportunities to enter rehab...This guy had resources and a support system...He died just before the bottom.
    Liberal Hollywood...do as I say not as I do...
     
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    Didn't come as a shock to me. Having read that he has had issues in the past, it was only a matter of time. Sad to read, but not a shock. Excellent actor in some pretty memorable roles.

    RIP......
     
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    Over the years it has continued to baffle me, why people who seemingly have it all, looks, intelligence, talent, good health, all the money they could ever need, fame, and a great career, would throw it all away for drugs. And the tragic passing of Hoffman appears to be yet another loss of a talented individual, falling in that same category: a death that did not need to happen. They have what most of us never will get in our lifetime, yet make seemingly incomprehensible choices.

    Perhaps you'd have to be in their shoes to understand. Very sad nevertheless.
     
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    Yet another needless drug death. The penalty for dealing drugs should be death. Immediately. Follow Singapore's lead. No more needless deaths of talented people who get caught up in the "recreational drug" craze - cause you can't buy drugs on every street corner.
     
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    This is an obit thread. Might I request that it stay on topic, not the politics of illegal drugs.
     
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    Lets keep the PRSI comments out of this thread. If you wish to discuss such topics, please visit the PRSI forum.
     
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    One of my favourite movies he was in was Flawless - he and Robert Deniro were both excellent.
     

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