none of you ever met Seymour-Hoffman
or seen him in the flesh.
As far as you know (really) he is a media creation, not a real person and of course not really dead.
So when i hear you (and i mean YOU) going on about the bummer you experienced when he O'D i say to myself aHA. You (and I mean you) never heard of the guy. Then when he died you followed the crowds to youtube and watched yourself a little Hard 8, watched yourself a little Moneyball and then, only then did you have yourself a little cry.
So what good was Phillip Seymour-Hoffman really?
Well, there are two types of people out there. Those who knew who he was before he died. And you.