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Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

Very sad news. 

The New York Post is reporting that Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead following an apparent drug overdose.

NYP writes:

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.

Cops are at the scene and are investigating, sources said.

Hoffman has admittedly struggled with drug addiction in the past, and reportedly checked himself into rehab last year for heroin abuse.



What is it about a celebrity's death to drugs that makes us all more alarmed, suddenly more aware of the pathos of addiction, the ravage that it causes? And if it takes the death of a celebrity to care, what do we think of those who succumb who aren't celebrities or wealthy? And are we really solving the drug problem by now going after the dealer who sold the uber celebrity his fix? Isn't there always someone waiting to sell if one dealer doesn't? 

What are we not really admitting to ourselves about focusing so much on whether some dealer is arrested or not? Where's the moral culpability on the user and where's the culpability on society in general which lacks the courage to make real policy efforts to 'arrest addiction'....and the trade it stems?

He was one of our greatest actors. I'm so pissed that this happened. No more great films, but at least we have the ones he did make, and they're absolutely brilliant.

I know that this is inappropriate, If I had to choose between Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Brad Pitt, as my favorite sex symbol, I would always choose Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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