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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at age 46
cBS News ^ | Feb 2, 2014

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 O’Donnell, 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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KEYWORDS: cinema; drugoverdose; film; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; movies; obituary; philipseymourhoffman; thebiglebowski
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'While the cause of death has not been made official, a drug overdose is believed to be responsible. '

1 posted on 02/02/2014 5:54:27 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat
The Sydney Morning Herald says that he was found with the needle still in his arm.A post elsewhere on FR tells of some really strong/bad heroin going around.

2+2=

2 posted on 02/02/2014 5:58:43 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: robowombat

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!

Mel


3 posted on 02/02/2014 5:59:19 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: robowombat

Another talented junkie throws his life away.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 5:59:45 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: robowombat

Of course SoddoWood continues to lecture us on how to live our lives while they lose theirs.

Pray America is Waking


5 posted on 02/02/2014 6:01:15 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: robowombat

Fox News is reporting that he was found with a needle in his arm. Syringe had heroin in it.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 6:05:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: robowombat

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.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 6:06:12 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: robowombat
Too soon?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 6:08:38 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

9 posted on 02/02/2014 6:10:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

But lets go ahead and legalize marijuana.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 6:21:16 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: robowombat

Well, there goes the last two episodes of the HUNGER GAMES...

Who’s going to be Plutarch Heavensbee now?


11 posted on 02/02/2014 6:21:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: robowombat

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

Joni Mitchell


12 posted on 02/02/2014 6:22:22 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: robowombat
Wow, that's younger than me.

I guess that's something.

13 posted on 02/02/2014 6:23:36 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 6:29:24 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Syringe had heroin in it.

i wonder if it was from that bad batch going around... apparently it has claimed 100ish lives thus far...

15 posted on 02/02/2014 6:30:02 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dfwgator; FreedomPoster

I’m not sure which one your pics cracked me up more?


16 posted on 02/02/2014 6:34:02 PM PST by zencycler
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 6:36:11 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: FreedomPoster

Good one.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 6:36:40 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: robowombat
Sad indeed. A life thrown away. I enjoyed watching Hoffman in "Capote."
19 posted on 02/02/2014 6:42:58 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
But lets go ahead and legalize marijuana.

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.

20 posted on 02/02/2014 6:43:37 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: robowombat

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!


21 posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:03 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

No idea what you are talking about


22 posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:23 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Insigne123

Fine by me I don’t recall talking to you.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 6:55:28 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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!


24 posted on 02/02/2014 7:06:02 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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)


25 posted on 02/02/2014 7:07:41 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
But lets go ahead and legalize marijuana.

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...

26 posted on 02/02/2014 7:13:46 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
And yet one more that can't figure our a manufactured / distilled product from a plant.

/amazing.

27 posted on 02/02/2014 7:18:48 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

I always wonder....Who was the first person who ever thought to themselves, “Hey, I think I will shoot this into my arm?”


28 posted on 02/02/2014 7:19:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Gotta think of Little Big Man ... “I always said any fool could drink himself to death.”


29 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:45 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: robowombat

Needle in arm, probably sent an air bubble the heart while trying to get high.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 7:22:38 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: robowombat

NO FRICKING WAY...I EVEN LOVED HIM IN “TWISTER,” WHEN HE WAS AN UNKOWN. HELLUVA ACTOR


31 posted on 02/02/2014 7:26:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
Apparently what Hoffman shot up was called "Ace of Hearts" or something like that.

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.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 7:32:36 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: melsec

He played Brandt in The Big Lebowski.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:40 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: dfwgator

>>.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.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 7:34:46 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

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.”


35 posted on 02/02/2014 7:36:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FreedomPoster

Too soon?


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.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 7:40:19 PM PST by boycott
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To: dfwgator

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?


37 posted on 02/02/2014 7:43:18 PM PST by oblomov
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To: robowombat
Another report said he has been clean for 23 years, but recently started again. Also noticed his female " partner " and him had 3 kids.


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?

38 posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:37 PM PST by bigjoesaddle (The point ALWAYS forgotten is... If THEY surrender, we stop fighting, if WE surrender, they kill us!)
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To: robowombat

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.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 7:57:37 PM PST by Toespi
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To: bigjoesaddle

Love Liza


40 posted on 02/02/2014 8:00:39 PM PST by chasio649
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To: Lawgvr1955

Yes another great part. He seemed to own a lot of the parts he was given i.e. He never seemed to be acting!


41 posted on 02/02/2014 8:07:44 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Anyone I know who has smoked pot has tried other drugs.

Period.

So take your childish eye roll with you back to your playground, punk.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 8:12:45 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: robowombat

He looked older than 46 to me.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:12 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“Anyone I know who has smoked pot has tried other drugs.

Period.”


I smoked pot ONCE 35 years ago and have never used any other drug.

Period.

..


44 posted on 02/02/2014 8:18:15 PM PST by Mears
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To: robowombat

Sad - he made a great Truman Capote.....


45 posted on 02/02/2014 8:59:44 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Gay State Conservative
Heroin and Fentanyl. Many times as powerful as straight heroin. Many have died of accidental overdoses in Pittsburg and Cleveland and other cities.
46 posted on 02/02/2014 9:20:29 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: dfwgator
I always wonder....Who was the first person who ever thought to themselves, “Hey, I think I will shoot this into my arm?”

I'd imagine it was this guy. He was looking for a non-addictive alternative to morphine - and ended up creating something at least as addictive and also more powerful.
47 posted on 02/02/2014 9:34:19 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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"He was looking for a non-addictive alternative to morphine - and ended up creating something at least as addictive and also more powerful."

It must have been a federal government program.

48 posted on 02/02/2014 9:48:24 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: robowombat

I think the carpet pissers did this.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 10:09:06 PM PST by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


50 posted on 02/03/2014 12:40:41 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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