Skip to comments.Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at age 46
Posted on 02/02/2014 5:54:27 PM PST by robowombat
NEW YORK - 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, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment. He was 46 years old, and leaves behind a longtime partner, Mimi ODonnell, and three children.
While the cause of death has not been made official, a drug overdose is believed to be responsible. Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment after a 911 emergency call from a friend of his, according to law enforcement sources. Hoffman was supposed to be somewhere this morning and when he did not show up the associate apparently went to Hoffman's apartment when he was discovered.
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'While the cause of death has not been made official, a drug overdose is believed to be responsible. '
From his role as Dusty in ‘Twister’: “He’ll rue the day he came up against ‘The Extreme’ - we are talking imminent rueage”
Sadly he is now ruing the day he first put a needle in his arm!
Another talented junkie throws his life away.
Of course SoddoWood continues to lecture us on how to live our lives while they lose theirs.
Pray America is Waking
Fox News is reporting that he was found with a needle in his arm. Syringe had heroin in it.
Read about this earlier on Comcast.net., and it saddened me.
My nephew’s dad is an addict. He has repeatedly tried to quit. He has tried and nearly died several times. I know why he wants to be numb on heroin; his drunken stepfather used he and his brothers (when children) as live target practice.
Actors often choose their profession because it allows them to be someone else. This strongly implies they’re unhappy with who they are and choose escape, like heroin.
RIP, Mr. Hoffman. We have lost a very fine actor too soon.
But lets go ahead and legalize marijuana.
Well, there goes the last two episodes of the HUNGER GAMES...
Who’s going to be Plutarch Heavensbee now?
Concrete concentration camp
Bashing in veins for peace
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
Fall into Lady Release
“Come with me I know the way” she says
“It’s down, down, down the dark ladder
I guess that's something.
Too soon! But better than the comments at the link. Sheesh, those folks are going to give the MSM a bad name.
RIP Mr Hoffman, I’m very sorry for your family.
i wonder if it was from that bad batch going around... apparently it has claimed 100ish lives thus far...
I’m not sure which one your pics cracked me up more?
There is a very deadly form of heroin going around the Pittsburgh area. They’re calling it “thera-flu”, because heroin addicts exhibit flu-like symptoms when they need a fix. It’s a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.
No joke. Legalize and lionize.
Imagine what someone in Hoffman's shoes would give for one more straight day of life.
Years ago I was a drinker, a steady daily drinker, and I used to think just that: If only I could stop today.
Took me a long time and the grace of God to reach that day.
Now we are suppose to celebrate and chuckle up our sleeves at yet another onramp to the Phillip Seymour Hoffman Express.
Reading his Wikipedia page his parents split when he was 10 - while that may not affect everyone badly it is certainly a predictor for emotional problems that may lead to addiction!
Now his kids are without their Dad and so the possibility of a continuing cycle. I think I better go pray for that family!
No idea what you are talking about
Fine by me I don’t recall talking to you.
God Bless his family and his soul. He obviously had some really deep issues that of course none of us could understand. The poor guy had a huge addiction problem obviously. Probably hid it from everyone for years. Rest in Peace!
Here in Western PA there are “hot doses” of heroin going around that is basically laced with fentanyl. So far this year 24 deaths and counting. I was wondering the same when I read this report earlier; did this guy catch one of the “theraflu” bags (theraflu is what is stamped on the hot dose bags)
I know right? It's a bitch when you shoot up marijuana after it has been processed through a bunch of lethal chemicals. I also hate how that THC gums up the syringe.
/rolls eyes..Get lost WOD junkie...
I always wonder....Who was the first person who ever thought to themselves, “Hey, I think I will shoot this into my arm?”
Gotta think of Little Big Man ... “I always said any fool could drink himself to death.”
Needle in arm, probably sent an air bubble the heart while trying to get high.
NO FRICKING WAY...I EVEN LOVED HIM IN “TWISTER,” WHEN HE WAS AN UNKOWN. HELLUVA ACTOR
Strong, deadly stuff, regardless.
I forget the movie, but there was one where the bad guy's son dies from an OD of bad heroin.
In retaliation, he says: let the PURE stuff go through.
And it kills a bunch of junkies.
He played Brandt in The Big Lebowski.
>>.Who was the first person who ever thought to themselves, Hey, I think I will shoot this into my arm?
Someone who stopped getting high from smoking it.
The all-time one, is the toad licking to get high...
I mean somebody had to be the first one who thought to themselves, “Gee, I think I’ll lick this toad.”
I’ve got a lot of other people on my feel sorry for list before I get to the millionaire Hollywood types. 46 years old should be old enough to know heroin is bad for you.
Or self-asphyxiation to stimulate orgasm.
Or how about Alexander Shulgin’s friends who would throw parties to sample phenethylamines that Shulgin had just synthesized in his lab?
Is it surprising a man who cannot commit to the mother of his children couldn't commit to staying away from drugs?
still very sad, always enjoyed watching him. Anyone know the movie when he played a guy addicted to inhaling gasoline?
So Hollywood, keep on giving these dysfunctional human beings awards as though they are heroes. My opinion is, if there is any indication of lawbreaking, domestic abuse, criminal activity etc. an actor is automatically disqualified for any nominations or awards.
Yes another great part. He seemed to own a lot of the parts he was given i.e. He never seemed to be acting!
Anyone I know who has smoked pot has tried other drugs.
So take your childish eye roll with you back to your playground, punk.
He looked older than 46 to me.
“Anyone I know who has smoked pot has tried other drugs.
I smoked pot ONCE 35 years ago and have never used any other drug.
Sad - he made a great Truman Capote.....
It must have been a federal government program.
I think the carpet pissers did this.
Very sad...remember him in Twister & obviously other movies, great actor.
Clean that long & then to use again, story similar to others that body just can’t handle what it used to...or bad batch? who knows...just such a sad story altogether.