What a sad story. Seems this happens a lot to actors. There must be demons
that come with success.
I was afraid this would happen. He's been in and out of rehab. Really too
bad. A truly gifted actor. I'm sure all our thoughts are with his family.
The "highs" and "adrenalize surges" that fame, success and money
can produce in ALL of us are intoxicating and exciting to say the least. Such
emotions can actually become addicting, even on one exposure, let alone 30. The problem is, life is not meant to be a never-ending series of
"highs" and "intoxicating moments". Thus once or twice (or 30)
experienced, a void is created when such moments no longer come in frequency and
intensity. The ordinariness of life will surely return to all people at some
point.The alternate route to feeling these "highs" again,
and often, is narcotics and recreational drugs.There must needs be
opposition in all things: a little sadness and boredom in your ordinary lives is
probably actually a blessing.
Yep, great impersonator of fictional characters. We put him (them) on a
pedastal and allow them to dictate the social contract because they are great at
impersonating somebody else. Not really a societal loss is it?