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Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was an Oscar-winning actor, Screen Actors Guild winner, too; he was esteemed, wealthy, talented, a drug addict. The face of drug addiction seems to always surprise us – as though the addiction could be canceled out by an Oscar acceptance speech or a winning role or a happy marriage or just the right life. It can’t.

If the answer were easy, we would have it. We don’t. And while we postulate and ponder, another talented person in the public world succumbs to the evil of addiction. 

(S-R archive photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman won best actor honors in 2006 at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles.)

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