I tell you I’m your man
You win some, lose some
All the same to me
The pleasure is to play
Makes no difference what you say
I don’t share your greed
The only card I need is…
I know Mistermix already posted about this, but I am very, very upset about the death of PSH. He was talented on so many levels, and having dealt with family and friends with heroin addiction, it is also a little personal. This detail from the latest NYT piece stood out:
The plastic envelopes near Mr. Hoffman’s body that were believed to be heroin were stamped with two drug brands: one had purple letters spelling the words Ace of Spades and the other had a red icon of the ace of hearts, according to a law-enforcement official.
There is something in the DNA of men and women like this that just makes them gamblers and livers, and they live hard and burn out way too damned quickly. I’m not trying to glamorize his death in any way, because what he did was just such a stupid and selfish and idiotic thing, and he of all people knew as much, and now there are young kids who will grow up without their dad and a woman who has lost the love of her life. But there is just something about this kind of personality and that god damned smack. I guess Jerry and Lowell George and everyone else in that stupid fucking club decided that they needed some good acting talent, and brought Phillip home, where he will, no doubt, fit in perfectly.
So goddamned sad. Everything he ever touched as an actor was made better.
BTW- he recently did a stint in rehab, and since we really don’t know anything and junkies are total liars, there is no way to know right now if he had been clean since or if he was still chipping to keep regular and just got a strong dose. A lot of relapsing heroin addicts die within a close time period from their latest stint in detox and rehab because their bodies get weaned off the drug, and then when a couple months later when they relapse, they use the amount they were using before and their body just doesn’t have the tolerance it had a few months back, and they overdose.
It doesn’t fucking matter, though, because he’s dead. Such a tragedy.