Sunday, February 02, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman - 46
Died in his apartment bathroom. Apparently drug overdose. A giant talent lost to the needle.
Don't ask me why, what I was thinking, but as the reality of Hoffman's loss sank in, I was drawn to this. In it I found comfort. It reminds me of the many deeply flawed but genuinely heroic men I knew as I grew up, many of them immediate relatives.
I always thought there was that vein of courage inside this man but I have also seen, first hand, how it can be such a powerful demon that they struggle, unsuccessfully to escape.