Sunday, February 2, 2014
Sad news about Philip Seymour Hoffman...
"Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters...was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46."
What a tragedy! He was a great character actor who made his mark on cinema and will be remembered for years if not decades. This is a real loss for everyone who loves cinema and great acting as we will now be denied more of Hoffman's immense talent.
It's sad how hard drugs can take possession of people's lives, as seems to have been the case with Hoffman. I'm glad I've never tried anything remotely considered "hard" amongst such substances still banned by law. And I never intend to.
A friend remarked on her Facebook page simply that "drugs are bad...don't do them." Sure, hard, addictive drugs like heroin, cocaine and others absolutely are to be avoided.
Drugs like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, marijuana, religion, etc.? Definitely okay in MODERATE amounts.
But I digress. We've lost a great artist today to a very addictive and destructive drug. Very sad indeed!