“But February made me shiver With every paper I'd deliver Bad news on the doorstep I couldn't take one more step” Don McLean, American Pie Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of this era’s greatest actors, is dead at 46. The news came yesterday. This is very sad. Back in June, another great actor, James Gandolfini, passed away at 51 years of age. The phenomenally talented singer, Amy Whinehouse passed away in 2011. She was only 27. Every day, individuals far lesser known – old and young – leave us. They go from this mystery called life to that mystery called death.