Monday, February 10, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman, a much beloved and award winning actor, dies to a heroin overdose, and the media explodes in a contradiction of sorrow and contempt for his passing.

Once again, we’ve watched in sorrow as another supremely talented and much loved celebrity has succumbed to the depths of drug addition.  Philip Seymour Hoffman, an oscar winning actor, was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose. He was only 46, recently acting in such films as Capote and The Hunger Games, and should have been been enjoying his success.  But he wasn’t.  Any celebrity death resulting from drug addiction erupts in controversy across the internet; responses to his death have varied from anger at glorifying a drug user to honoring his life and work. Centel Media™, an online reputationmanagement company, works hard to offer services such as Negative Article Suppression that would allow Hoffman’s true legacy to shine through.  Centel Media™ offers these types of services to anyone who needs them, high profile celebrity, businesses, or anyone concerned with online reputation and caters it’s strategies depending on individual needs.

Perhaps the death of such a well-know person and the amount of people his work has affected will raise some awareness about the devastating and uncontrollable effects of drug use.  It also gives insight into what makes people truly happy.  Hoffman had achieved such rare success: a successful acting career in Hollywood built out of pure talent and hard work.  He has taught us that achieving personal happiness isn’t solely about reaching a satisfying career goal or having a certain amount of fame and money.  He obviously faced some personal demons that nobody can judge him for, and tried to find his happiness through drug use.  

Philip Seymour Hoffman should be remembered for what he accomplished during his lifetime, not the way that he died. His innate ability to act and become not just a character, but an entire being, has made his passing that much more sorrowful and left the world reeling at such a senseless loss of talent. Online reputation management through Centel Media™ would enable him to be seen for his talents and what he has given to the world, not his own personal sufferings, because that isn’t who he was.  He was a wonderful actor and gave much in his lifetime.  He deserves to be remembered that way, and his family and loved ones deserve his legacy to honored in a respectable and kind fashion.

Renee Miller,
Creative Writer,
Jonathan Wong,