Every Preventable Death Is A Tragedy

I was not as much a fan of his acting as many others were, but I am moved by news of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Every preventable death is a tragedy.

I respectfully remind my readers that the uptick in heroin use has been building for some time now. See my posts here and here. My critics have suggested that heroin never really went away, and that is fair enough. But these things do appear to occur in "trends." Frank Zappa once said that, like music, drugs go "on and off the charts."

I've posted at length on the tragedy of drug abuse, and I won't disrespect a man's death by belaboring the point here.