He had everything an actor could have dreamed of having–and, now, gone–because of drugs & needs that could not be fulfilled, even by such standards of success as a career with few gaps, fame, fortune, and Awards. He was even married with children, but that was not enough. It is a terrible loss & it is sad that peace of heart & mind did not come his direction. We have lost a brilliant actor–and the dreadful irony: Heath Ledger was nominated for the Academy Award that went to Hoffman, and died basically because of the same reasons.
Peace to the family & friends, and professional colleagues of this uniquely gifted man.
YOU TUBE TRIBUTE; PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN 1967–2014