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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead after apparent drug overdose: cops
New York Post ^ | February 2, 2014 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding

Posted on 02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST by John W

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday, cops said.

Hoffman’s body was found by a friend at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment at 35 Bethune St., sources said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cinema; death; doa; film; hoffman; horse; movies; obituary; philipseymourhoffman; psh; smack
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1 posted on 02/02/2014 10:43:03 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Not a surprise. His photos over the last few years have shown him going down hill way fast


2 posted on 02/02/2014 10:44:29 AM PST by Nifster
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To: John W

WHO?


3 posted on 02/02/2014 10:44:30 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Dustin Hoffman?


4 posted on 02/02/2014 10:45:09 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: John W

Who’s next? Cher?


5 posted on 02/02/2014 10:45:18 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Nifster

That’s how powerful heroin is. Money, fame, an Oscar and 2 young children didn’t/couldn’t stop him from being a junkie.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 10:47:06 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rktman

I can't say where I have seen him

7 posted on 02/02/2014 10:47:16 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: John W

I somehow think the character he played in Boogie Nights did not require any acting on his part-—at all.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 10:48:04 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: John W

Oscar winner? Actor? Looked at his picture and have no idea who he is or what he was in............


9 posted on 02/02/2014 10:49:07 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: John W
Another tragic victim of John Belushi Syndrome.
10 posted on 02/02/2014 10:50:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: John W
What is it with too much easy money and drugs?

11 posted on 02/02/2014 10:51:04 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: John W
First movie I remember seeing him in was:
"Scent of a Woman".


12 posted on 02/02/2014 10:51:48 AM PST by thedrake
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To: John W

He played the lead role in “Capote.”


13 posted on 02/02/2014 10:52:09 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: John W

I saw that one coming.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 10:52:14 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: John W

...and in other news, zerObama continues his diabolical destruction of the greatest nation on Planet Earth. :-/


15 posted on 02/02/2014 10:52:18 AM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
As a matter of personal ritual, I watch Scent of a Woman every Thanksgiving. He was perfect as the smug George Willis, Jr.
16 posted on 02/02/2014 10:54:04 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: John W

Don’t tell me: Speedballs/cocaine or Oxycodone or all of those. Yes how many examples do we need, 200 examples, 2 million examples of people dying from that sh*t? But let’s just keep taking that junk it won’t happen to me. OOPS! Seriously, how does that kind of mentality work? Heath Ledger dead from oxycodone abuse but let me keep taking it because no no that won’t happen to me.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 10:54:38 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: rktman

Different Hoffman, the camera man in boogie nights.

He made this weird movie about sniffing model airplane fuel.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 10:54:44 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: John W

That sucks. He was a very good actor. Able to underplay a role and in doing so make it better. Sad. RIP


19 posted on 02/02/2014 10:54:55 AM PST by corkoman
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To: rktman
One of the Hoffmans — I don't know which.
20 posted on 02/02/2014 10:55:05 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Nifster

What a shame. He was a fantastic actor. Loved him in Moneyball, A Late Quartet, Hunger Games, Pirate Radio, Charlie Wilson’s War, Mission Impossible III, Cold Mountain, Patch Adams, etc.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 10:55:15 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: John W

If there’s one abiding truth, it’s that fat guys shouldn’t do coke or smack. You need a gym rat’s physique to be able to put up with that kind of damage.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 10:55:58 AM PST by only1percent
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To: John W

Very good actor. Too bad.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 10:57:33 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: John W

He was actually a pretty talented character and occasional lead actor. I enjoyed much of his work. This is just pathetic and sad. condolences to his family.

RIP


24 posted on 02/02/2014 10:57:56 AM PST by slouper
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To: John W
I saw him in this recent video which his role pretty much shows him as he was a drug using elitist.
25 posted on 02/02/2014 10:58:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: bert

Crazy wild guy in Twister. Good actor. What a stupid waste of life. Oscar, kids, money—what was HE suffering from, whst ‘pain’?


26 posted on 02/02/2014 10:58:39 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: John W

So, who’s doing the rest of the Hunger Games now?


27 posted on 02/02/2014 10:58:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: bert
Well, the most recent movies have been The Hunger Games.
28 posted on 02/02/2014 10:59:07 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: John W
Went to school many moons ago in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, NY.
Local boy makes good ... although I never heard of him until his Oscar.
29 posted on 02/02/2014 10:59:47 AM PST by oh8eleven (claimer)
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To: Lizavetta

Incredibly good actor. Amazing.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 10:59:54 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: John W

Hey I heard they are doing a remake of Weekend at Bernies. Casting call!


31 posted on 02/02/2014 11:00:43 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: EinNYC
Loved him in Moneyball

OH! I had forgotten about Moneyball. One of my favorite movies.

32 posted on 02/02/2014 11:00:50 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: John W
Well, they'll have to find someone to play PLUTARCH HEAVENSBEE in the last two episodes of the Hunger Games..


33 posted on 02/02/2014 11:01:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: John W

Very sad. He was a great actor. I read that he had even been in a heroin recovery program last year, but obviously even that wasn’t enough.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 11:02:12 AM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind
So, who’s doing the rest of the Hunger Games now?

That was my first thought, as that character seems to be an important one.

35 posted on 02/02/2014 11:02:24 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: John W

Dumb ass.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 11:02:25 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: EinNYC

Also in The Big Lebowski.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 11:03:19 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Are you saying that if one person craps their pants, the rest of us should wear diapers?

I'm sorry this guy died. That's no excuse for making more laws.

/johnny

38 posted on 02/02/2014 11:03:42 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: John W

They are saying it’s a hoax

http://en.mediamass.net/people/philip-seymour-hoffman/deathhoax.html


39 posted on 02/02/2014 11:03:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

I completely forgot he was in “Twister.” I remember him from “Boogie Nights.”


40 posted on 02/02/2014 11:03:50 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: John W

It wasn’t long ago that an article appeared on FR describing how he had just completed rehab and was recovering well. Sad.

What a fantastic performance in Capote.


41 posted on 02/02/2014 11:04:24 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: John W

Fame, fortune and addictions don’t mix well. Seems all too common and add another case in point to the long list.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 11:04:29 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The name meant nothing to me.

The face is vaguely familiar.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 11:04:31 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: John W

My brother-in-law’s first and last name was the same (minus Hoffman). He passed away a couple of months ago from cancer. Just a little odd and unsettling.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 11:04:37 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: John W; mylife

Rest in peace Gust.

45 posted on 02/02/2014 11:04:46 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: John W

What’s weird about his death is that he was the victim of the dreaded Internet death hoax last week! When I herd this today, I kept searching to see if this was really true. RIP PSH.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 11:05:25 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The hoax happened earlier in the week.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 11:06:07 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Where do you get that? I’m saying theres a ton of examples of people dying from drug abuse so why do these idiots keep doing it? How many examples do they need? This guy is doing heroin, how many examples are there of people dying from heroin? 1000s? Millions? Yet he still does it.

Anyway, now they are saying it’s all a hoax

http://en.mediamass.net/people/philip-seymour-hoffman/deathhoax.html


48 posted on 02/02/2014 11:06:24 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: John W

Oh no! He was one of my favorite actors. Damn.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 11:08:13 AM PST by bonfire
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
That's the reason I asked a question. I had no clue what point you were trying to make. ;)

And to answer your question about why people do it, even with all the negative examples.... it's an imperfect world, and people are irrational.

/johnny

50 posted on 02/02/2014 11:09:04 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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