Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/03/2014 -- Another great actor’s life has ended too quickly. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away yesterday, after a suspected heroin overdose. Hoffman had battled an addiction to heroin and other substances in the past, but was 23 years sober until a recent relapse.
Anthony Amado, an avid fan of Hoffman’s work, was saddened to hear the news on Sunday. “Another great actor gone too soon. Hopefully something can be done to help all these actors who get caught up in drug abuse,” Anthony Amado said.
Law enforcement believes to have found 50 envelopes containing drug substances in Hoffman’s New York City apartment. Heroin took like the life of “Glee” actor Cory Monteith in July. Heroin use is on the rise; it’s pummeling the Northeast DEA officials say. It’s cheaper than many other drugs and gives the same, if not better high.
Many people in the Hollywood community expressed sympathies over the actors passing as well. For Mike Nichols, who directed Hoffman in his Oscar-nominated turn in "Charlie Wilson's War," there were no words, just grief.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.