R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

We lost a great one today.  Here’s Philip Seymour Hoffman in a 60 Minutes interview from 2006, talking about addiction.

“I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they’re beautiful and famous and rich. I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I’d be dead.’ You know what I mean? I’d be 19, beautiful, famous and rich. That would be it. I think back at that time. I think if I had the money, that kind of money and stuff. So, yeah [I would have died].”

A reminder that addiction is a lifelong struggle we need to acknowledge and accept.