I always felt such a connection to PSH and the characters he portrayed. He wasn’t your typical Hollywood actor by any means- He was a “character actor”, breathing life into roles no one else ever could. His addiction was well-known, but I always held hope that he could beat his demons and come out sober and happy. His partner of 15 years, plus his children (aged 10, 7, and 5) must be devastated. My heart goes out to them as they suffer a loss that I too, have suffered in my lifetime. Addiction is a cunning, baffling disease. I hope you are at peace now, Mr. Hoffman. Thank you for all you have given us.