Yo11
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February 2nd, 2014 at 1:55:36 PM permalink
The New York Times is reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment today, apparently of a heroin overdose.

Find the Times article here.

What an actor this man was. His list of accomplishment is profound. My condolences to his family.
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aceofspades
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:02:46 PM permalink
From the article:

Quote: NYT

The plastic envelopes near Mr. Hoffmanís body that were believed to be heroin were stamped with two drug brands: one had purple letters spelling the words Ace of Spades and the other had a red icon of the ace of hearts, according to a law-enforcement official.



I denounce any involvement!
EvenBob
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:04:24 PM permalink
The list grows and grows, of actors who just can't
say no to drugs. Rich and famous isn't enough,
gotta be high all the time too. His best work was
probably in front of him.
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Yo11
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:22:12 PM permalink
Don't you think it take a certain personality type to become an actor/musician? I wouldn't doubt that most of them have experimented with drugs. They're emotional people, and I think they deal with things differently than say a Marine Drill Sergeant.

(R Lee Ermey is the one to watch...)
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s2dbaker
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:22:31 PM permalink
I guess that this means more work for Norbert Leo Butz.
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:24:44 PM permalink
Does not take a special personality to be a drug addict ! It's just the famous one's whose deaths make the front pages.
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Yo11
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:31:30 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Does not take a special personality to be a drug addict ! It's just the famous one's whose deaths make the front pages.



Not what I said.
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Buzzard
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:36:48 PM permalink
Never meant in that vein at all. Just some people think drugs are a sign of a certain personality fault. And that one profession is more prone than another. I dealt with drug addicts as Chief Shop Steward at AT&T as well as in my personal life. Very few winners in that game.

Replying to Bob " Rich and famous isn't enough,
gotta be high all the time too. "

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24Bingo
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:51:19 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Does not take a special personality to be a drug addict ! It's just the famous one's whose deaths make the front pages.



Actually...
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February 2nd, 2014 at 2:57:53 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The list grows and grows, of actors who just can't
say no to drugs. Rich and famous isn't enough,
gotta be high all the time too. His best work was
probably in front of him.



"H" claims another victim.

I think actors are are predisposed to get hooked. Actors are almost always attention-whores. That is why they go into performing in the first place, they like the attention. But they are not "on" all the time. So they get high to escape being alone.
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