Will the cycle of Hollywood drug overdoses ever end? History says no.
Some of the greatest actors in history have succumbed to drugs or alcohol. Is it environmental? Is it the pressure to always be the best? Are the worlds greatest artists also the most tortured? Most likely, all of the above. Hollywood is just a microcosm of the United States. We know the actors who die, but on average 105 people a day die from a drug overdose. How will Hoffmans death affect the Oscars? You won’t see shots of him in the audience, you will see shots of him during the In Memorium.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, according to a New York Police Department source.
The source said Hoffman was found dead after a 911 emergency call from a friend of the actor. The source gave no further details.
The New York Times, citing a law enforcement official, said investigators found a syringe in Hoffman’s arm and an envelope containing what was believed to be heroin.
Hoffman, 46, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, and received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor.