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    American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died this afternoon, and that is sad news to all of us who admired his acting. He was awarded an Oscar for the leading role in Capote and made many other good films.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Seymour_Hoffman
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    02 Feb '14 19:35
    Originally posted by lolof
    American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died this afternoon, and that is sad news to all of us who admired his acting. He was awarded an Oscar for the leading role in Capote and made many other good films.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Seymour_Hoffman
    A brilliant actor, what a terrible shame. He looked so much older than his 46 years.
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    02 Feb '14 20:54
    I like the informative thread title.
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    02 Feb '14 21:041 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I like the informative thread title.
    I didn't know what more to write - American actor dead perhaps? Or...? I'm not very good at these things. I like your post.
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    02 Feb '14 21:17
    Originally posted by lolof
    I didn't know what more to write - American actor dead perhaps? Or...? I'm not very good at these things. I like your post.
    Erm, maybe the name of the actor?
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    02 Feb '14 21:202 edits
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Erm, maybe the name of the actor?
    Yes, maybe but I wasn't sure that so many here know who he was. Not many people seem to know his name even if they recognize his face. But I will keep that in mind.
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    02 Feb '14 22:371 edit
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Actually there is a 'wrong way' and this thread is a prime example.
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    I didn't see the problem, he was an actor, he's dead. It's not Schrödinger's cat.
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    03 Feb '14 00:36
    Originally posted by lolof
    Yes, maybe but I wasn't sure that so many here know who he was. Not many people seem to know his name even if they recognize his face. But I will keep that in mind.
    Don't let the ****wits bring you down. It's so easy to find fault in other people isn't it.
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    03 Feb '14 01:12
    Actor still dead
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    Rich guy died caning drugs...Be still my beating heart.

    I'm sure the guy who got crucified and had his ears cut off in the Ukraine is weeping over his "Twister" poster.
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    03 Feb '14 06:04
    Sad but even sadder is I don't even know this guy.
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    03 Feb '14 10:13
    Originally posted by taipei5200
    Sad but even sadder is I don't even know this guy.
    "The news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of only 46 robs cinema of - almost unarguably - the greatest screen actor of the age, and certainly its outstanding character actor. Where once there was Charles Laughton, or Ernest Borgnine, for the past two decades there has been Philip Seymour Hoffman. They are all great film actors whom fate has fashioned in doughy clumps of misshapen flesh. The matinee idols got the looks and the girls: the character actors got the meatiest roles and the longevity. His death deprives all lovers of cinema of a longer career that would undoubtedly have contained many more riches..."

    He was best known for his supporting roles until he received the Best Actor Academy Award for 'Capote'.
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    03 Feb '14 12:35
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Actually there is a 'wrong way' and this thread is a prime example.
    English happens to be lolof's second language; she needs encouragement, not public criticism.
    Since when is posting in an online forum governed by the Law of the Medes and Persians.
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    03 Feb '14 19:10
    Originally posted by lolof

    American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died this afternoon, and that is sad news to all of us who admired his acting. He was awarded an Oscar for the leading role in Capote and made many other good films.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Seymour_Hoffman
    "Nearly 50 envelopes of suspected heroin in Hoffman's apartment"
    By Shimon Prokupecz. Steve Almasy and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    updated 12:27 PM EST, Mon February 3, 2014

    (CNN) -- Police investigating the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have found close to 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin in his Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday.

    A number of used syringes, prescription drugs and empty bags that authorities suspect used to hold heroin also were found in the apartment where Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose on the bathroom floor with a syringe in his left arm, the sources said.

    The New York medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy Monday, according to law enforcement sources.

    "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone," Hoffman's family said in a statement. "This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving."

    The Oscar-winning actor was last seen alive at 8 p.m. Saturday, a law enforcement official said.

    He was expected to get his children Sunday but didn't show up, the official said. Playwright David Katz and another person went to the apartment and found him dead, the official said.

    A needle was in the actor's left arm, law enforcement sources told CNN. Police also found several empty bags branded "Ace of Hearts" -- a street name for heroin -- in the apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation told CNN.

    Also in the apartment were close to 50 envelopes, branded "Ace of Spades," containing what is believed to be heroin, the two sources said.

    Investigators also found, according to the two sources:

    • More than 20 used syringes in a plastic cup.

    • Several other bags containing white powder.

    • Prescription drugs, including the blood-pressure medication clonidine hydrochloride; the addiction-treatment drug buprenorphine; Vyvanse, a drug used to treat attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder; hydroxyzine, which can be used to treat anxiety; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxer. Authorities are investigating whether Hoffman had prescriptions for these drugs, the sources said.... "

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/03/showbiz/philip-seymour-hoffman-death/
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