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Published: Sunday, Feb. 2 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Provo, UT

What a sad story. Seems this happens a lot to actors. There must be demons that come with success.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I was afraid this would happen. He's been in and out of rehab. Really too bad. A truly gifted actor. I'm sure all our thoughts are with his family.

Salt Lake City, UT

The "highs" and "adrenalize surges" that fame, success and money can produce in ALL of us are intoxicating and exciting to say the least. Such emotions can actually become addicting, even on one exposure, let alone 30.

The problem is, life is not meant to be a never-ending series of "highs" and "intoxicating moments". Thus once or twice (or 30) experienced, a void is created when such moments no longer come in frequency and intensity. The ordinariness of life will surely return to all people at some point.

The alternate route to feeling these "highs" again, and often, is narcotics and recreational drugs.

There must needs be opposition in all things: a little sadness and boredom in your ordinary lives is probably actually a blessing.

Central, UT

Yep, great impersonator of fictional characters. We put him (them) on a pedastal and allow them to dictate the social contract because they are great at impersonating somebody else. Not really a societal loss is it?

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