Sunday, February 02, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead

The Wall Street Journal and New York Post are both reporting that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment.

I've never been one to subscribe to the cult of celebrity, but I find it beyond tragic when folks become superstars, only to fall victim to the excesses of living a life in a goldfish bowl. Few of us can imagine what it must be like to be Right There, but it nevertheless strikes me as beyond tragic that so many who burn so brightly end up consumed by the process.

It doesn't have to be this way, yet for some reason, for some people, that's exactly how the tragic story plays out.

He was 46. Too soon.


Kalei's Best Friend said...

What a shame!.. yes, way too young

Anonymous said...

Everyone & Thing is in a fast fast life and no time to slow down so then comes the drugs to keep up and feel something or nothing.

Unknown said...

I've seen some of his work, Carmi, but never followed his personal life. Quite a shame. I've always admired those who have managed to handle the pressures of fame well--Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell come to mind, among others.