Monday, February 03, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

Whenever a performer I love dies too early because of what appears to be a drug overdose, I'm reminded of the final lines of Mike Royko's tribute to John Belushi: "I learned a long time ago that life isn't always fair. But it shouldn't cheat that much."

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday made me sad and angry. For Deadspin, I wrote about his enormous legacy.