Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Refrigerator
Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46. I can’t really say that I heard of this actor before, but it’s been making big news. He died from a heroin overdose.
I recently blogged about the study of NY Times obituaries of famous people which discovered that athletes and performers had the lowest life expectancies. Being famous for a career in business will add six years to your life relative to being a famous performer or athlete.
The blowout score of yesterday’s Superbowl reminded me of the first Superbowl I ever watched, the one in 1986 when the Bears beat the Patriots 46 to 10. The 1985-86 Bears had the best music video in sports history. Walter Payton is no longer alive. Another example of professional athletes not living as long as other famous people.
Remember William “the Refrigerator” Perry? It’s really sad what happened to him. He weighs 400 pounds and is barely able to walk.
The unfinished home he lives in is cold. The heat doesn’t work in all spaces of the cavernous house. He sits all day watching his TV, wearing Topsiders with no socks, sitting sometimes in his own urine. His family says he is incontinent; it’s another one of his issues. But sometimes, it’s just too difficult to stand up and simply walk to the bathroom.