#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, February 2nd, 2014 14:16
#2 By: The Mudshark, February 2nd, 2014 14:26
#3 By: Mindy Clegg, February 2nd, 2014 14:29
Agreed. He was a fantastic actor.
#5 By: Nick Gold, February 2nd, 2014 14:40
What a shame, and a waste. Addiction, it ain't no joke. Very sad.
#6 By: Henry Krinkle, February 2nd, 2014 14:45
Hollywood just got dumber
#7 By: Genre_Slur, February 2nd, 2014 14:46
Did he overdose or drink himself to death, or something?
#8 By: IMB, February 2nd, 2014 14:48
Horrible. Definitely one of the great actors of our time.
#10 By: Nick Gold, February 2nd, 2014 14:49
Early reports are drug overdose.
#11 By: InnerPartisan, February 2nd, 2014 14:49
I know that taking a "celebrity's" dead to heart so much is not very healthy... but I'm geniunly in some minor shock right now. Only 46. Fuck, The man was a genius.
#12 By: Adam Bucci, February 2nd, 2014 14:50
he gave a lot of joy to those who watched his performances, though is it necessary for every news outlet to point out how he died. it seriously mars his accomplishments as an actor and shits all over him as a person.
#13 By: Nick Gold, February 2nd, 2014 14:51
I think he was representative of the type of movie and theater actor who truly was an artist, a great artist. And while I might not mourn the loss of many celebrities to any great degree, I don't think there's anything wrong with mourning the loss of a great artist. I happen to think art is one of the nobler creations of the human species.
#14 By: IMB, February 2nd, 2014 14:52
It doesn't mar his acting in any way whatsoever. He had personal issues, he was harming himself. That doesn't detract nor make him a terrible person or actor.
#15 By: Mindy Clegg, February 2nd, 2014 14:57
I think they are referencing the fact that the Post is reporting that he died of a heroin overdose, with a needle literally in his arm. Although I think the coroners office is giving the official cause of death as an overdose, but they are mum about the condition he was found in, I'm sure.
#17 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, February 2nd, 2014 15:08
Huge loss. I'm deeply saddened.
#18 By: InnerPartisan, February 2nd, 2014 15:09
Maybe. But you're still an asshole for bringing that up now, when his body (literally, probably) isn't even cold yet.
It doesn't matter how he died - the man's death is a fucking tragedy.
#19 By: Steven E Caplan, February 2nd, 2014 15:12
See Synecdoche, New York. Available as a stream on Netflix (at least when I saw it). A masterpiece that bends your mind.
#20 By: Nicholas Waller, February 2nd, 2014 15:17
I think you're assholing the wrong person - shd be TWX not IMB?
#21 By: IMB, February 2nd, 2014 15:28
Thanks. Plus, "Assholing" someone is truly a funny turn of phrase.
#22 By: Uber Alice, February 2nd, 2014 15:31
I'm with you on the celebrity thing but I admit when I just pulled this up I actually sighed "Jeessus Christ" out loud.
#23 By: InnerPartisan, February 2nd, 2014 15:31
Ugh, yeah, you're right. Sorry, IMB.
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