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Old 02-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Truly shocking. A really fine actor.

Old 02-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Location: Not where I want to be
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Originally Posted by skins_fan82 View Post
awful news. He was one of my favorite actors. RIP

I really hope it wasn't drugs...

It was. He was found by his personal assistant with a needle in his arm:

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead with needle in arm: cops | New York Post
Old 02-02-2014, 12:33 PM
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It's been on the news over the past few months here that heroin use is having a huge resurgence recently, especially on college campuses.

I wish we'd spend as much time fighting the Mexican drug cartels as we do fighting in other countries.

I feel so sorry for Hoffman's children.
Old 02-02-2014, 12:35 PM
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Just goes to show you that money can and will kill you if not respected!
Old 02-02-2014, 12:39 PM
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This sucks. One of my favorite actors. I didn't realize he was even an addict.
Old 02-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Location: Geneva, IL
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His previous issue was snorting heroin, not sure how reliable the story of "a needle in his arm" is?
Old 02-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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Wow. Heard this and thought...'He can't be much different in age than me'. I was right, both mid 40s but what puzzles me is why you dabble with heroin at this age...with a family. I can see getting mixed up with certain drugs in your early teens and 20s. But once you get established (and I think he was in his craft and with a wife and kids), I'd think your drug exposure would be booze and coke (maybe that's too 80s) if anything.

Old 02-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I loved him in The Talented Mr. Ripley

Old 02-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Location: Sinkholeville
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I wonder if marijuana was the first drug he ever tried?
Old 02-02-2014, 01:10 PM
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Naaa, probably alcohol...Tragic that he died soooo young..he was a GREAT actor.
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