Chris James Posted February 2, 2014 Report Share Posted February 2, 2014 http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=850332 A talented man with what would be described as "dark edges." Dead at forty-six years of age from a drug overdose, what a waste. So many vibrant talented people have died this way and you have to ask why. Is there some flaw in the ego of such an individual that they feel they are above their human frailty? Heroin kills, he knew that, they all knew that. There must be some deep seated weakness in those who would otherwise be envied for their talents. Hoffman has portrayed some stunning characters in film, but each of them was quirky, something that must have attracted him. His portrayal of Truman Capote made me a loyal fan of Hoffman's talent. Now that he has died there will be the usual incriminations about who knew what kind of self-destructive binge he was on and why didn't anyone stop him. We got the same buzz when River Phoenix died. People know when these stars are headed for the gutter. Their lives are managed because they are worth so much money, but managers only posture and kiss ass, they don't save lives. Perhaps someone out there can tell me why these things happen, why we are forced to watch a brilliant man brought so low even unto death. Hoffman had friends, so did John Belushi and Michael Jackson, but no one seemed to be capable of stopping their rush towards death. It sickens me that people around these drug affected individuals know and do nothing. They are enablers and I see them as less than human beings. Excuse the rant, it had to be said. Quote Link to comment
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