OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR DIES OF APPARENT HEROIN OVERDOSE
American stage and screen star Philip Seymour Hoffman – who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his portrayal of author Truman Capote – was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday morning.
According to The New York Times, investigators “found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin.”
“It’s pretty apparent that it was an overdose,” a source told the paper. “The syringe was in his arm.”
Hoffman, 46, had been a prolific performer for the last two-and-a-half decades – receiving four Oscar nominations (including his 2006 victory) as well as three Tony Award nominations. Among his best known films? Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) and Moneyball (2011).
In 2012, he portrayed Willy Loman in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, winning his third Tony nomination.
Hoffman was scheduled to be in Atlanta, Georgia next week to continue filming on Mockingjay, the third installment of the critically and commercially successful Hunger Games series.
It’s unclear how his untimely passing will impact production of the film.
After struggling with drug use early in his career, Hoffman got clean in the early 1990s and stayed that way until last spring – when he checked himself into rehab in May for heroin abuse.
“It was anything I could get my hands on … I liked it all,” he said of his addiction in a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes.
Hoffman leaves behind his longtime girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and three children – a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and five-year-old daughter.
That drug has killed so many entertainers. Must be good shit.
The only drug I decided I would not try.
I tried it in the 80s. I don’t have an addicting personality. I liked the feeling but I could take it or leave it. I left it.
Talk about the sellout generation… that’s when I got something my friends called cocaine.. I think they actually gave me some Novocaine from a dentist they knew… it sucked balls.
I never tried any of it. I decided to work hard instead.
I never tried any of it.
I decided to work hard instead
what, in your mind, puts chemical compounds found in nature at odds with working hard?
“Aspirin is perfectly legal, but if you take 13 of them mfers, it’ll be your last headache.” – Katt Williams
“…after an investigation from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services concluded there were numerous guns and illegal drugs in the house that created a safety hazard for the kids …”
I wonder if they checked to see if he had any aspirin within reach of the children without a cap in the house while they were at it.
Myth. You cannot kill yourself with aspirin. You can, however, become a vegetable with an overdose of Tylenol.
Take a 100 count bottle of Bayer and see what happens.
Well, this is depressing. The best you were going to feel all day was when you woke up in the morning.
If you don’t get sick, how in the hell are you ever going to get better?
LOL Guest my ass, tried to delete it didn’t you.
For those who missed it, that was SCBlueWoman who is trying to cover for herself now known as Guest. Guess her boss or family recognize her posts and she doesn’t want to come off as a drug addict.
Yep, it was me. My boss, me, saw it and asked that I remove the post. I obliged.
So how was PCP?
Never got a chance to try any – at least I don’t think any of that shit was PCP…
why.. have you got some?
The wages of sin…..
The Bill Mahers, Hillarys or Barack Obamas. just tell you how great it is to rebel against God…Yet they are not to be found as the coroner makes his rounds…
Let us pray for the people who truly loved this man….
GT, to me, he’s just another millionaire junkie that selfishly killed himself, leaving behind small children and a heartbroken girlfriend. More ‘art’ from the sewer pipe of Hollywood. They churn out drug addicts and perverts, and then are shocked when we have little sympathy for their pathologies.
Some people have loved ones of their own who are struggling with their own addictions to various drugs or substances, some of which are perfectly legal.
Some people have been in the shoes of addicts and don’t want others to fall victim to the same things they did.
Some people have never had any issues with drugs whatsoever, but at least feel bad for people who have turned to drugs, for whatever reasons, and want them to fight it, to recover, and feel bad when that unfortunately doesn’t happen in some cases.
And some people are complete assholes who never learned to shut their mouths and respect the dead, if not for the dead person’s sake, at least for the sake of their friends or family. Some assholes even feign concern for those friends or family while at the same time bashing the very person they grieve for. Some assholes get mad when people call them assholes and try to justify their assholishness, because surely the good lord appointed them as supreme judge of humanity and have sat them upon a pillar far higher than any mere mortal.
Have fun being an asshole.
Amen, What they said. ^^^^^
“And some people are complete assholes who never learned to shut their mouths and respect the dead, if not for the dead person’s sake, at least for the sake of their friends or family.”
That’s exactly why I tell my friends to stop bashing Stalin.
So we’re supposed to respect people when their dead, even though we didn’t even consider it when they were alive?
dead people can’t be embarrassed by your character flaws.
You can curse me and incorrectly assume a number of ridiculous things that you have no clue about as to my life experiences and the people I have known who are no longer with me, the work I have done with this community, the cities and years spent in personal proximity to this very issue. My concern is for the survivors. But it is also for the homeless street junkie who has zero resources to help him or herself out of their situation, out of their affliction–no loving family, no career, no millions, no $9,800 a month apartment rented in which to do drugs, no accolades, no nothing, but living in the streets and selling their bodies for dirty drugs, with gaping holes in their bodies from shooting up, their souls already dead. YOU are the one sitting on a high horse, judging me. All I can do is shrug at your unfounded outrage; you don’t know a damn thing about me, and YOU are the one being a sanctimonious asshole.
BB…I feel for his family, and even have sympathy for an addict who choose dark death over the bright and beautiful light, God gives to all of us…
The point here for me is: These leftwiingers perpetuate, even champion, destructive, selfish and ignorant lifestyles..
And when the chickens come home to roost (to quote Obama’s Rev. Wright)…they have no apology or accountability for the poison and hardship they bestow upon our society..
Be it abortion, inner-city murder, drugs or race hate…when it manifests, these liberals start faking and frontin’ w/ this saccharine compassion, when after all they are the killers…
With drugs, abortion and murder in the hood….Where will future Obama voters come from…????
No wonder he wants amnesty and hates voter integrity laws. Liberalism is killing off all of its voters…
Then don’t complain about it. Make yourself a martini and some ice cream.
Jeez man … give it a rest.
Those who delight in sin…do flinch when it manifests ugly…
“Do not judge someone because they sin differently than you”
Agree with Sic on this one…..
So you advocate shooting yourself up w/ drugs until you die from it…
Some dad….I’m sure your kids will really turn out w/ the right values…
Bless your hateful, sinful, stupid ass heart.
How are the LSD flashbacks? Have any side effects from the heroin?
No flashbacks at all, oh, look the sky is melting.
As long as I continue to teach her that @ssholes like you are scum of the earth, but still deserve forgiveness, she will be fine.
You – well with each moronic post as you cast more stones in your little pathetic glass house – not so much.
You are @$$-backwards, and drunk on pop culture clichés and theology.
You’re just p!$$#d off at me for demonstrating that you are not nearly as smart (or righteous) as the leftwingers, that use you, tell you, you are…
PS: If you don’t have the intellectual ability to spar, and back up your simple-speak, it may be a good idea to stay out of the ring…
Sounds like you are just drunk (but not on pop culture, clichés, or theology), but hey, we just met. I’ll give you the benefit of doubt because that’s how I am, or perhaps you already know that since you seem to know everything else about me.
Holman Christian Standard
“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother’s eye.”
Have a great night GT! Don’t be grumpy getting your senior coffee at Hardee’s in the morning.
xoxo – SCD
That is one of the most quoted versus of Scripture in the Bible. Mostly used incorrectly.
It does not apply here. You are perverting words, to soft-sell sin and attack me, instead of denouncing sin.
Then you become unjustly angry, when you are shown your error. You are much like the religious leaders who crucified Jesus.
You shit all over the websites and pretend to be an expert on scripture.
We need one of those diapers that people who own monkey’s have for Big T, mandatory that he wear it when entering the comment section.
Exactly how did I advocate shooting up drugs?
I pointed out that we ALL sin differently and to not judge because you think “your” sin is not as bad as anyone else’s. Sin is sin.
Words are not really what I would like to place in your mouth, but then again, I have made a very big mistake in engaging the village idiot.
I spoke against hurting your body w/ drugs…and you immediately, like most liberals, attacked me as judging…
I judged the sin as harmful, just as Christ would because he cares that we do not kill ourselves w/ evil things..and I was exactly right. Yet, You judged me…
And it’s mis-guided people like you who, by your ignorance, actually encourage dangerous behavior…by standing passively by, in fear of offending the Devil….
Since you are brain-dead, i’ll keep it simple:
Me: “Do not judge someone because they sin differently than you”
You: “So you advocate shooting yourself up w/ drugs until you die from it…”
Now – who judged who?
I am not in fear of offending the devil since I engaged you……
Sincerely – a lifelong Republican
You said I judged the deceased actor. You are a liar, or either you are stupid.
You also seem to be laboring to call bad behavior what it is, for fear of offending the pop culture mentality that guides you…
To identify yourself as a “dad” yet you lack a certain degree of moral clarity (and minimal intelligence) saddens and frightens me, for your children.,..
No, I said you judged his sin……
You: “So you advocate shooting yourself up w/ drugs until you die from it…” Is “you” not singular in reference to me and not a dead actor? YOU judged ME. Can’t have it both ways GT!
No where did I mention anything about bad behavior (other than yours) and I don’t care about offending anyone. You are the one on the defensive based on the responses.
So based on your statement above, I am going to go with neither liar or stupid. A mirror would make your post a correct statement.
One thing is for sure, mental health needs are greater than ever. Good thing my daughter is getting a good education to help pay for your treatment.
I’m done with lowering my IQ for the night.
Prayers for the deceased man’s family – particularly his young children.
You also seem to be laboring to call bad behavior what it is, for fear of offending the pop culture mentality that guides you…
your bad behavior?
Hold out that hand, GT, your ass awaits you.
Can’t you just block him, he adds nothing to any topic and most people here know to just ignore him so it really won’t hurt your comment count? He just keeps repeating the same bullshit over and over no matter if it’s relevant to the topic. Is he the dead baby guy from the State House or just someone with the same mentality?
Blocking him amounts to censorship. He has a right to be here just like anyone else. That said, he’s a partisan shill paid to troll, ignore and don’t feed.
Fuck that, censor him… this isn’t exactly the Wall Street Journal.
This is the guy who thinks Obama has something to do with Clemson football, there is no “rest” he can give.
You know ,you are a worthless piece of shit.and normally I would agree with Folks to tell you to give it a rest.
However, I want to see the Republican Party destroyed and having idiot Republicans like you running your DUMB damn mouth brings that day closer.
Rant on fool!Rant on.
The hate is great with that one (GT), and the lack of empathy and intelligence. Typical of what you see in the TP.
You remind me of a redneck child at the funeral of a parent. We all have seen people like you…
You are the most-disgusting, and despicable burden to the deceased when they lived…only to wallow in faux-grief over the corpse…
And when called out for the ugly example you are, you selfishly optimize every opportunity w/ manufactured incredulity…and attack people who know who you…You fool no one…
Noticed if there is any bad mouthing of the GOP, it flings you into a full-on mouth foaming, retard rage.
Reminds me alot of Warren in There’s Something about Mary when Ben Stiler touched his ears.
Typical. Can’t think for yourself, or describe reality. You must have other liberals create it for you…Then you regurgitate their thoughts, because you’re not smart enough to do it yourself. Another pack-think, lockstep robot…
It was an insult derived from something comical and famous; sort of a visual representation for your Cro-magnon ass.
Anyway… Projecting much? Can you create an original thought without having heard it come out of Bill O’Reilly’s or Rush Limbaugh’s mouth first?
PS The GOP is gay… And now we wait.
GT, the loudest, dumbest jerk on the internet never misses an opportunity to prove it. You are pathetic.
Mr. Hoffman was a talented actor who struggled with addiction for years. RIP Mr. Hoffman and prayers for his family and friends.
Indeed … and apparently a super nice guy.
Saw this link somewhere else (if I could remember, I would give credit).
This guy kicked ass! He was fun to watch.
What a way to leave your kids. Horrible.
That sucks. I enjoyed his work.
Heroin has claimed too many talented people ie, Sid Vicious (35 years to the exact day Hoffman died, same manner and only a few thousand feet away, creepy), Cobain (well, it was a factor), Bradley Nowell, Mitch Hedburg just to name a few.
It’s sad these talented people were addicted to such a deadly substance. I hope Mr. Hoffman’s family can find solace in their time of need.
All junkies, and the world didn’t stop revolving just because they did.
Apparently fame and fortune wasn’t enough.
Heroin is just one of many horrible drugs that rob many of their futures, and eventually, even their lives. I wish he could’ve gotten the help he needed in fighting it.
He was clean for 23 years and had a relapse last year and sought treatment again. Addiction is a horrible disease, with no cure.
Sure cleans out the riff-raff though.
It’s ironic how a cesspool, if left alone, will attempt to clean itself. He loved no one but himself, all he cared about was getting high. Had he truly loved his family/kids he would behaved differently.
Stick a needle in your arm, it’s just a matter of time before you’re being taken out feet first. Just another junkie.
Ironic that a guy so hell bent on ridding the country of legal guns, would die from an illegal substance.