Everyone has been talking about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death. It's a feeding frenzy any time a celebrity dies from a drug addiction. I thought a lot of Hoffman as an actor. I do feel for his partner and his 3 kids...as they rushed out of a funeral home and were photographed and videotaped.
I also had other thoughts. Thoughts of the many other people across the nation and world that died of overdoses or due to their substance addictions. Those people who aren't famous or world acclaimed actors or singers, etc, etc.
The NY Police arrested 4 people who they believe may have sold Hoffman heroin. But where are the police when other addicts die?
It's a tragedy...but just one among many. I think we should remember that.
And we also need to stop looking at Hoffman's partner and three children. Mourning is an awful process...being watched by the vultures can only make it worse.