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Sources: Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of apparent drug overdose
CNN ^ | 02/02/2014 | Steve Almasy

Posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:51 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan

(CNN) -- Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.

Hoffman, 46, was found in the bathroom of the fourth-floor apartment, the sources told CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: doa; drugabuse; heroin; hollywood; needle; overdose; philipseymourhoffman; psh; smack
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1 posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:51 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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What a waste. He was a talented actor.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 11:40:37 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I liked his early work, but he lost me when he played the queer in Boogie Nights.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

3 posted on 02/02/2014 11:41:25 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

My day is ruined-—I loved him and would see anything he was in.

A great actor.

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4 posted on 02/02/2014 11:44:48 AM PST by Mears
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To: BuckeyeTexan
He was really good as Freddy Miles in The Talented Mr Ripley, with Jude Law and Matt Damon. Oh and Gwyneth.
5 posted on 02/02/2014 11:45:15 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He’s admitted to heroin addiction previously. Supposedly, there is a mix of heroin and Fentanyl out there. It has been causing deaths in the MD and PA areas. He may have gotten his hands on some of it.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 11:45:50 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Quick: there is a celebrity job to fill!


7 posted on 02/02/2014 11:46:02 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I only watched a few of his films, but he was very good.

Sorry to see addiction claim another, he knew the rules, I guess fame and fortune isn’t all we think it might be. Guess he was a tortured soul.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 11:48:12 AM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: wku man

I’ve seen him portray Philip Seymour Hoffman in Red Dragon, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, and Catching Fire. In Capote he portrayed Truman Capote. I haven’t seen enough of his films to truly come to any conclusions on his acting abilities.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 11:49:00 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” was a favorite of mine.

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10 posted on 02/02/2014 11:49:22 AM PST by Mears
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What a waste. Hoffman was a very gifted actor.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 11:49:59 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

#JustSayNo


12 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (IX)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He was great as Artie Howe, though I always wondered if he was just being himself there.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:15 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Mears

Great movie


14 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:33 AM PST by TomServo
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To: wku man

How did he “lose you”? You do understand he was acting, right? (Very well, in my opinion).


15 posted on 02/02/2014 11:51:00 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Give me a minute and I will find out if true.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 11:52:17 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Just ping’d two friends and need to them.

Waiting on another who knows everything


17 posted on 02/02/2014 11:53:51 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Revolting cat!
celebrity job to fill!

Sensed trouble coming, had this one covered:


18 posted on 02/02/2014 11:55:18 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Two other friends know him pretty well and checking .....

Waiting ....


19 posted on 02/02/2014 11:55:33 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Noooo! I loved him in The Talented Mr. Ripley and Mission Impossible: 3. How awful. And he did a great job in Capote.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 11:57:44 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Several bags of heroine found and a needle still in his arm..what a waste


21 posted on 02/02/2014 11:58:29 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BuckeyeTexan

...Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead
with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm
inside a Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday...
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Filmography
Year - Title
1991 - Law & Order
1991 - Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
1992 - Szuler
1992 - My New Gun
1992 - Leap of Faith
1992 - Scent of a Woman
1993 - Joey Breaker
1993 - My Boyfriend’s Back
1993 - Money for Nothing
1994 - The Getaway
1994 - The Yearling
1994 - When a Man Loves a Woman
1994 - Nobody’s Fool
1995 - The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
1996 - Hard Eight
1996 - Twister
1997 - Boogie Nights
1997 - Liberty! The American Revolution
1998 - Culture
1998 - Montana
1998 - Next Stop Wonderland
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1998 - Happiness
1998 - Patch Adams
1999 - Flawless
1999 - Magnolia
1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley
2000 - Titanic 2000
2000 - State and Main
2000 - Almost Famous
2001 - The Party’s Over
2002 - Love Liza
2002 - Punch-Drunk Love
2002 - Red Dragon
2002 - 25th Hour
2003 - Owning Mahowny
2003 - Cold Mountain
2004 - Along Came Polly
2005 - Strangers with Candy
2005 - Empire Falls
2005 - Capote
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I’ve never heard of him and I don’t recall seeing any of those films.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 11:58:43 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Confirmed by two friends who know him.

What a waste ....


23 posted on 02/02/2014 11:58:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
There is an epidemic of heroin problems in the country. You can go to your local Obit page in the paper and on line and see young people dying from heroin. It never says junky died because he switched suppliers and did not know the quality but that is what much of it is. You can probably get heroin with in a few miles of your house without any issue. Also look at the uptick in petty crimes and break ins in your area. Many of them are also related to drugs.

Very sad loss.

Wonder where the heroin is coming from.

24 posted on 02/02/2014 11:59:56 AM PST by sharpee
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To: Vendome

Yep. A shame.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 12:01:12 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wikipedia has been updated.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 12:02:33 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Repeal The 17th

Big Lebowski was pretty good.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 12:03:45 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

OK,
is that the movie where the guy runs around in a bathrobe drinking white russians?

And I did see “Twister”, also, but his role must have been unmemorable in it.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 12:06:41 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: edpc

“He’s admitted to heroin addiction previously. Supposedly, there is a mix of heroin and Fentanyl out there.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fentanyl

Fentanyl is very, very powerful. A possible overdose to my elderly mother in law, sent her to the emergency room.

A relapse by an addict alcoholic is nothing to be surprised about.

But there are also many addicts/alcoholics in the entertainment world, with long term sobriety.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, Eric Clapton, Robert Downey Jr., Alice Cooper, John Williams, Sir Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bill Ward etc.

Others entertainers with sobriety have relapsed including Mel Gibson, Stephen Tyler, Nick Nolte, etc.

Too bad about Hoffman. He was among the most talented actors of this time.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 12:10:00 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yes, he was the guy (in Big Lebowski) who played the butler and got really nervous when the white-russian drinking guy in the bathrobe started handling all those pictures on the wall. Classic.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 12:12:29 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Repeal The 17th
I’ve never heard of him and I don’t recall seeing any of those films.

What an accomplishment!

31 posted on 02/02/2014 12:14:38 PM PST by Misterioso (Man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. • Ayn Rand)
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To: Antihero101607
He has three children with a long time girlfriend so he is decidedly heterosexual. However, he has played a number of gay roles, so he was definitely not portraying himself.

On IMDB he claims his favorite role was the one he played in 'Magnolia'. I loved that film, and I thought he did an amazing job in it.

At one point he has to look out the window and see it raining frogs after his client had just died. The look on his face was priceless.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 12:17:32 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Lester Bangs in Almost Famous...
33 posted on 02/02/2014 12:18:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Antihero101607
I’ve seen him portray Philip Seymour Hoffman in Red Dragon, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, and Catching Fire. In Capote he portrayed Truman Capote. I haven’t seen enough of his films to truly come to any conclusions on his acting abilities.

Same here, I liked him, but after seeing the same him several times, some of it wore off.

A rich man in his 40s dying with a dope needle in his arm, to me he telegraphed some sort of prideful arrogance that didn't bode well for his future, this doesn't shock me much.

34 posted on 02/02/2014 12:19:28 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I guess he won’t be pretending to be Howie Carr, during any possible future movie/TV series about Whitey Bulger.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 12:20:35 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wonder if he Sharted?


36 posted on 02/02/2014 12:24:57 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: Misterioso

I’ll never be able to watch “Twister” again without crying!!!!


37 posted on 02/02/2014 12:30:37 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Another dead druggie. Cry me up a storm.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 12:31:12 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: sharpee

I recently got to know a man who has fought heroin addiction for years. He told me that it costs less than $10 for the amount of heroin a new user would need.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 12:38:09 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Who?


40 posted on 02/02/2014 12:38:28 PM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Red Dragon was really good, he was also in Mission Impossible 3 and Catching Fire.
Not sure if this is going to effect Mockingjay as I’m not sure what if any part he was going to play in it.


41 posted on 02/02/2014 12:38:53 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: wku man

Twister was one horrible performance (worst of his career) in a stupid movie. Other than that, admired his work.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, he was talented. Surprised he was only 46—he looked like he was in his late 50s.

Guess a heroin addiction will do that to you.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 12:53:26 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Repeal The 17th

Me either.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 12:53:32 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: chae

I remember Mission Impossible 1 and 2, but not 3
What was Red Dragon and Catching Fire about?


45 posted on 02/02/2014 12:54:17 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I got SLAMMED on Freerepublic when I expressed sympathy for Brad Renfro when he overdosed. It’s always tragic when someone CHOSES to end their life this way.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 1:05:18 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“Guilt” with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams - fantastic performance as a priest. RIP


47 posted on 02/02/2014 1:08:57 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

He was genius in that role and deserved an Oscar.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 1:10:05 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: ansel12

Just think, if he had spent his money on having a good life and not on drugs, he would be alive and enjoying life.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 1:12:21 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He’s going to miss the superbowl


50 posted on 02/02/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by steel_resolve (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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